"We don't need to buy any more to cover them."
There are three new cases in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities since Sunday's update.
"They are overworked and underpaid."
Spectators at the opening ceremony will be capped at 20,000.
There were four COVID-19 cases recorded in NZ's managed isolation facilities.
Dr McElnay said quarantine-free travel would remain in place for now.
Authorities were also notified of an additional case overnight.
"The ability to shut our borders has really shut out people that need us the most."
"The Delta variant is well on its way to becoming the dominant variant globally because of its increased transmissibility."
The Palestinian Authority cancelled a deal on Friday to receive soon-to-expire COVID-19 vaccines from Israel.
There is still some frustration and worry amongst over-65s in Wellington as they wait to be called up for their COVID-19 vaccine.
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The Prime Minister became the latest to jump the queue when she got the vaccine this afternoon.
The child has since returned negative results.
Deaths worldwide passed a grim milestone of 4 million on Thursday
The Prime Minister is being vaccinated in Auckland.
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New South Wales (NSW) health officials have reported three new cases of COVID-19 in Sydney.
One new case of COVID-19 has been recorded in managed isolation facilities in the past 24 hours, and there are no cases in the community.
"It is an incredibly difficult decision to come to."
The lowest-paid office positions are better-paid than most roles on the front line, newly released figures show.
The report made 82 other recommendations.
David Parker says despite one of the slowest vaccine rollouts, New Zealand will finish before "a lot of other countries".
People under 35 years old can expect to be vaccinated from October.
The low dosage might be a key reason why, one scientist said.
A Chinese epidemiologist said the US should be the priority in the next phase of investigations into the origin of COVID-19.
The 76-year-old man died at the country's main hospital.
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