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New Zealand eases Covid crowd rules in time for New Year’s Eve, despite Omicron scare

People will be allowed to gather in Auckland for the first time since August as the country prepares to lead the world in welcoming 2022

New Zealand has eased rules on public gatherings in time for New Year’s Eve after a scare over community cases of the new Omicron variant.

The country is set to lead the world’s celebrations of the new year at midnight on Friday and crowds will be allowed to gather in Auckland for the first time since August to join in the party after the city’s Covid traffic-light settings were moved from red to orange.

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