8 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Marist cluster members initally refused tests

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 8 April 2020

An Auckland woman who caught Covid-19 from her daughter, has infected her boss, who then infected her husband - and all of them spent days trying to get tested but were either put off or refused.

The four cases all stem from the country's biggest cluster of cases at Marist College which now has 77 confirmed cases.

Even though two of the sick women informed them of the Marist link, both the Ministry of Health's Healthline and a community testing station refused to approve tests.

Phil Pennington reports.