New Zealand Omicron wave likely to peak in March with up to 30,000 cases a day, says Ardern
Prime minister says number of people who get booster vaccines will dictate how high the peak will be
As New Zealand hits new records for daily case numbers, prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said she expects Omicron infections to start peaking in late March.
The country reported 202 cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, following several days of numbers sitting around the 200 mark – including a record 243 cases on Saturday. The past seven days are among the highest weeks of case numbers since the pandemic began.
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