How do you feel about the expected surge of Omicron in New Zealand?

24/01/2022 2:44:00 PM

How do you feel about the expected surge of Omicron in New Zealand?

New Zealand, Omicron Variant

How do you feel about the expected surge of Omicron in New Zealand ?

We would like to hear from readers in Aotearoa about how they’re dealing with tighter restrictions and preparing for a surge in Covid cases

Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty ImagesAuckland residents wait in line for a Covid test on Monday as restrictions return to 'red' settings across New Zealand following the emergence of Omicron cases in the community.Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Mon 24 Jan 2022 01.44 GMTLast modified on Mon 24 Jan 2022 01.45 GMTLast week New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern said the arrival of Omicron was not a matter not of if but when. Days later,With the highly contagious variant entering Aotearoa, officials say they expect cases to reach over 1,000 a day in the next two weeks.

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Gutted. My elderly parents and immunicompromised nephew are there.

Jacinda Ardern cancels wedding amid new Omicron restrictions New Zealand will impose new restrictions after the Omicron variant showed community transmission from the North to South islands. Why are you calling Auckland the capital? How can we believe anything you report if you can't get this simple fact correct!

Red alert: New Zealand prepares for thousands of Omicron cases a day with community spreadPrime minister Jacinda Ardern says Omicron is now circulating but ‘we’ll do everything that we can to slow the spread’ Keep trying to spread that fear! No one with a brain buys it! NZ will be more than fine dealing with thousands of sniffles a day!

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding amid new COVID-19 rules'I am no different to - dare I say it - thousands of other New Zealand ers who have had much more devastating impacts felt by the pandemic.' New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says her wedding won't be going ahead as planned amid new COVID-19 restrictions. True leadership Well she's a little bit different, being a sociopath and all. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ don’t compare yourself to the masses. It’s insulting

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Auckland residents wait in line for a Covid test on Monday as restrictions return to 'red' settings across New Zealand following the emergence of Omicron cases in the community.learn more here.Read more “I know hearing these sorts of case numbers will sound deeply concerning for people to hear,” Ardern said.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says her wedding won't be going ahead as planned.

Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images Auckland residents wait in line for a Covid test on Monday as restrictions return to 'red' settings across New Zealand following the emergence of Omicron cases in the community. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images Mon 24 Jan 2022 01. New Zealand will impose mask rules and limit gathering from midnight on Sunday after a cluster of nine cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant showed community transmission from the North to South islands after a wedding.44 GMT Last modified on Mon 24 Jan 2022 01. Officials had not yet been able to connect the outbreak to an “index case” at the border.45 GMT Last week New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern said the arrival of Omicron was not a matter not of if but when. Credit: Getty Images A family travelled by plane from the North Island capital of Auckland to a wedding in the South Island attended by 100 people. Days later, With the highly contagious variant entering Aotearoa, officials say they expect cases to reach over 1,000 a day in the next two weeks..

More broadly, New Zealand is entering a new stage in the pandemic: needing to reckon for the first time with the prospect of widespread Covid infections across the country, having kept the virus at bay for almost two full years. New Zealand will move to a “red setting” under its COVID-19 protection framework, with more mask wearing. A flight attendant on their flight has also tested positive and flown on several flights since. We want to hear from Guardian readers in New Zealand about how you’re feeling about this next phase (trepidation, frustration, confidence?) and your reflections on what’s to come. What was your response ? How are you preparing for Omicron, in both practical and psychological ways? What are you worried about? And what are your expectations for the year ahead? Share your thoughts and experiences You can get in touch by using the encrypted form below. The limit is lowered to 25 people if venues are not using vaccine passes, Arden said. One of our journalists will be in contact before we publish, so please do leave contact details. Ardern also urged New Zealanders to get their booster shots. If you’re having trouble using the form, click . Ardern had not disclosed the date or location of her wedding to fiance Clarke Gayford, but it was rumoured to be imminent. That will far, far outstrip any sadness I experience.