4 Aug 2020

Covid-19 testing needs to ramp up

From Lately, 10:19 pm on 4 August 2020

The Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield has admitted the Ministry of Health is falling well short of its Covid-19 testing target with just over 1600 people testing for coronavirus yesterday when the numbers should be closer to 4000.

Karyn speaks with Dr Vanshdeep Tangri from the Whanau Ora Community Clinic in Wiri, South Auckland, which has been testing for Covid-19 since April. The Wiri testing station has stepped up its testing since a man who travelled from New Zealand tested positive for Covid-19 in South Korea, confirmed he had visited Wiri before travelling to Seoul.

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Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook