New Zealand: ‘Zero COVID’ increasingly questioned
06 February 2022 | 8:06 am
New Zealand's first COVID-19 case in six months prompted a snap nationwide lockdown. But the country's 'Zero COVID' policy is starting to come under criticism amid growing pressure on the economy.
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