23 Oct 2020

Covid-19: 72-hour testing blitz launched for Labour Weekend

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 23 October 2020

Health officials have launched what they're described as a 72 hour blitz to encourage testing, and scanning of the Covid tracer app. There is one new case in the community on Friday - a close household contact of one of the cases from the marine employee cluster. There are also eight new cases of the coronavirus in managed isolation, seven of which are part of the fishing crew cluster. With the long weekend on the doorstep, a key focus for health officials, is the danger of Covid complacency. Here's RNZ political reporter Katie Scotcher with the latest.