As mass MIQ is set to wind down, Newshub can exclusively reveal the toll the system has taken on the Kiwis who have used it. Almost 80% say it affected their mental health, including anxiety, depression and panic attacks. COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says MIQ is “not a system we would have in an ideal world”. “It’s served us pretty well overall as a country, but there’s no question for individuals it’s had a significant impact,” Hipkins said.