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New COVID-19 Wave Hits

July 14 2022

New Zealand

New Zealand and other Asian countries are reporting significant increases in COVID-19 cases, reports Reuters.

The latest wave, driven by BA.4/5 Omicron variants, is testing healthcare systems across the region.

On Thursday, the New Zealand government announced free masks and rapid antigen tests to relieve pressure on its overburdened healthcare system, which is seeing an influx of flu and COVID-19 patients during the Southern Hemisphere winter.

Meanwhile, Australian authorities...

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