نيوزيلندا: إنتشار متحور “أوميكرون”؟ New Zealand – is the “Omicron” variant spreading?
Hi everyone – I’ve made another short video to practise my Arabic skills. In ‘New Zealand: is the Omicron variant spreading?’, I talk about the latest coronavirus developments in my home country. English subtitles are available – click the CC button. Thanks for your support!
Hello everybody from New Zealand, my name is Geoffrey Miller. It’s summer now in New Zealand and politics isn’t normally very important at this time of year…during these final days of the year, after Christmas. Today is 30 December 2021.
But of course we’re living in the era of coronavirus right now. We do have cases of coronavirus in New Zealand, but until now we’ve not had any cases of the new Omicron variant – at all. Why not? All travellers to New Zealand are required to stay in a quarantine hotel, for one week. And after that, all travellers to New Zealand need to stay in self-isolation for 3 days.
The problem is that a British traveller didn’t do this, he didn’t self-isolate. And he has Omicron, he has the new coronavirus variant Omicron. We don’t have a lot of information about the situation yet.
The Minister for Covid-19 Response said at a press conference today that he thinks the risk to New Zealand is low. But actually we don’t have a lot of information. The man, the British traveller, is a musician but we don’t have lot of information about the situation yet.
I’ll monitor the situation for you, my viewers. Thank you for watching and goodbye from New Zealand!
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