1 Mar 2021

NZ's covid tracing for non-English speaking communities

From Midday Report, 12:17 pm on 1 March 2021

The Prime Minister has confirmed the two people who tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday caught the virus after one of them visited another family during Level 3 restrictions.

A person using the Covid Tracer app

Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

Under Level 3, you may only leave your home for essential purposes, such as visiting the supermarket or pharmacy.

Jacinda Ardern said there may have been complicating factors, including "language barriers", when attempting to trace contacts of these families.

Māni Dunlop spoke to Dr Andrew Chen from Auckland University's Koi Tū - Centre for Informed Futures.