29 May 2020

New blood test for Covid-19 testing in southern region

From Morning Report, 7:40 am on 29 May 2020

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases across New Zealand could rise - thanks to a new blood test.

Scientists expect the test to reveal some cases of Covid-19 that were missed because of initial rules around swab testing.

The study will target healthcare workers or close contacts of confirmed cases found in hotspots in the southern region

Charlotte Cook reports.