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New Zealand reports first Omicron case in Christchurch border facility

New Zealand’s Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield attends a
New Zealand’s Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield attends a news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Wellington

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand reported its first case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 at a state-run isolation facility in Christchurch, the Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said on Thursday.

The infected person came to New Zealand from Germany via Dubai, he said.

(Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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