New Zealand to end Covid quarantine rules and reopen borders

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New Zealand's government has said it will end its quarantine requirements and reopen its borders, a change sought by thousands of citizens abroad who have endured long waits to return home. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Prime minister Jacinda Ardern said she knows many people associate the border controls with heartache but they have undeniably saved lives. 'There is no question that for New Zealand, it has been one of the hardest parts of the pandemic," she said. "But the reason that it is right up there as one of the toughest things we have experienced is, in part, because large-scale loss of life is not.' The Guardian publishes independent journalism, made possible by supporters. Contribute to The Guardian today ► https://bit.ly/3uhA7zg Website ► https://www.theguardian.com Facebook ►https://www.facebook.com/theguardian Twitter ► https://twitter.com/guardian Instagram ► https://instagram/guardian
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