It served its purpose – not without controversy – for close to two years. But MIQ in its current form clearly no longer makes sense, says The Spinoff. There is one number that can be undeniably pointed to with pride: 53; it’s our total number of Covid deaths over the last couple of years. However, saying that some sort of managed isolation and quarantine system was essential isn’t to say that the form of MIQ New Zealand adopted was perfect.