28 May 2021

Infectious diseases expert:build purpose built MIQ facilities

From First Up, 5:44 am on 28 May 2021

A leading infectious diseases expert says it's time New Zealand started work on purpose-built quarantine facilities if it's to avoid further lockdowns. This comes as Melbourne goes into its fourth lockdown and travel between New Zealand and the state of Victoria is suspended. Nancy Baxter is the head of the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Our producer Matthew Theunissen asked her about reports that the Melbourne outbreak may have started from an infected doorknob in MIQ.