19 Oct 2020

Ship worker Covid-19 case reveals another gap in border testing

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 19 October 2020

A new gap in covid border testing has emerged - with foreign workers transitting through New Zealand not being tested for the virus despite spending shorter stays in managed isolation.

It comes after a contractor who was working on a ship in the Ports of Auckland early last week tested positive for the virus.

The Ministry of Health says it's reviewing current measures in place at ports and for ship workers.

Harry Lock reports.