3 Jun 2020

Health Ministry ramps up Covid-19 testing at border

From Checkpoint, 6:13 pm on 3 June 2020

The Ministry of Health is ramping up testing at the border as the number of Covid-19 cases remains at zero.

For the twelfth consecutive day there were no new cases of Covid and there's still only one active case in the country.

That means the total number of cases remains at 1,154. Speaking at today's press conference, the Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says testing remains a fundamental pillar of the country's elimination strategy.

From next week it is proposing to test everyone who returns to New Zealand, including finalising details to test everyone twice over a 14-day period.