New Zealanders may not be allowed to come home

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New Zealanders may not be allowed to come home
New Zealand residents returning from overseas are quarantined for 14 days - but the government is now worried it is running of space.
In response, Air New Zealand has stopped taking new bookings, while people with existing bookings will be allowed in "subject to availability of quarantine space".
“We currently have nearly 6,000 people in our 28 managed isolation facilities, and are scaling up more spaces all the time, but we need to do so safely,” Air Commodore Darryn Webb said. 
The airline's chief commercial and customer officer Cam Wallace said they had agreed to close new bookings for three weeks.
New Zealand has been hailed as a success story when it comes to tackling the coronavirus.
The country has recorded just over 1,500 confirmed or probable coronavirus cases and 22 people have died. Last month, all Covid-19 restrictions were lifted and the nation was declared virus free.
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Source: BBC