Parties give first hint of strategies in reaction to poll announcement
ND hangs on to lead but decisive election victory hangs in balance
Fires continue to test capabilities and spark political confrontation
Questions posed about pace of absorption for RRF funds
Remaining fiscal space could be squeezed for more cost-of-living measures as tension grows
Govt baulks at more holiday restrictions to stem spread of Omicron variant
Minister stresses limits on hospital resources as Covid rates continue to rise
Rising infection rates and pressure on hospitals are leading to renewed concerns about the capacity of the healthcare system to handle a further escalation in Covid-19 cases. With a national lockdown ruled out, attention is focussing on boosting the lagging vaccination rate and the possible reintroduction of mask mandates.
On Thursday, there were 3,407 cases reported with a positivity rate of 2.05 pct and 34 deaths. A total 347 patients remain intubated in ICUs.
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