15 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Decision makers need better testing data - expert

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 15 April 2020

With less than a week to go before the Government decides if it will end the level four lockdown, District Health Boards are being told to ramp up their testing for Covid-19.

The number of new cases dropped to just 17 yesterday with the Director-General of Health saying the epidemic has passed its peak.

But it's still unclear if community transmission has been quashed and one expert is warning decision makers could be playing Russian roulette with people's lives if surveillance testing and better contact tracing aren't in place soon.

Here's political reporter Charlie Dreaver.