Despite the World Health Organisation declaring the world to be in a post-pandemic phase, that’s not the case in New Zealand.
Some schools are reporting record absences, businesses such as hairdressers and dentists are experiencing more than usual the number of appointment cancellations, and hospitals are having higher than normal admissions, though other areas have so far been relatively untouched by the virus.
Director of public health Mark Jacobs said the uneven spread was not surprising given the prevalence of the virus last year.
“It’s pretty patchy as it washes through different regions. Schools that were not hit hard last year are finding it’s a different story this year.”
The Wairarapa, Seddon and parts of the Waikato had been badly affected but areas such as Wellington and Gisborne were not.
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