An Auckland woman has spoken out about the nine days it took for her to get a Covid-19 test despite being sick and having a daughter who goes to Marist College - the centre of the country's biggest cluster of the disease.
The woman who was eventually classed as a probable case says she also infected her boss who in turn infected her husband.
During this time her father-in-law died from cancer and she went to a funeral dinner.
She told RNZ reporter Phil Pennington she started to feel unwell on 19 March after her daughter had come down with a sore throat.
The woman then developed a bad headache but went to work and had a 15 minute meeting with her employer.
She got worse with a fever and cough and on 22 March - the same day parents were told Marist College had the disease - she rang the health line.