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4 Jul 2022 6:35
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    A new Covid-19 sub-variant has shown up at our border

    A new Covid-19 sub-variant has shown up at our border


    The BA 4 variant of Omicron has been detected in a traveller from South Africa who arrived on April 22.

    It's being monitored by the World Health Organisation but there's no evidence it's more transmissable or dangerous than other strains.

    There are 5656 new Covid-19 community cases today and six related Covid-19 deaths.

    These include deaths which happened over the previous three days

    They were in the Northland, Taranaki, Waikato and Canterbury regions.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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    Motoring:
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    Business:
    Fourth of July weekend is causing havoc at US airports with the highest passenger numbers since before 2020 21:19

    International:
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    Rugby:
    Novak Djokovic meets an unfamiliar face in his fourth round match on day seven at Wimbledon 18:39

    Rugby League:
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    Accident and Emergency:
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    International:
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    Environment:
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