20 Oct 2021

300 spots in MIQ welcomed by health workers

From Checkpoint, 6:13 pm on 20 October 2021

From the end of November 300 health workers will be given spots in MIQ each month but the big question is who will get those spots.

The Ministry of Health will work with DHBs and Primary Health Organisations to divvy up the rooms - but many are holding their breath to see who will be considered most in need.

There are 60 new cases of Covid-19 in the community - 56 in Auckland and four in Waikato.

Twenty-two of those cases are yet to be linked to an earlier case.

Officials are warning the case numbers will rise - adding to the pressure on health services. Rachel Graham has more.