17 Apr 2020

What NZ's Covid-19 pop-up testing stations look like

From Checkpoint, 6:12 pm on 17 April 2020

At least 400 people lined up outside a Christchurch supermarket on Friday to get tested for Covid-19 - part of a targeted network of testing stations set up in New Zealand.

In addition to Christchurch, the Ministry of Health has so far set up stations in five Waikato locations, and one in Queenstown.

Many of those who lined up say while it was a long wait and a rather uncomfortable swab up the nose, it was all worth it for their health.

RNZ Christchurch reporter Anan Zaki and cameraman Nathan McKinnon went to talk to those getting tested.