18 Jun 2020

Political fall out from managed isolation bungle

From Morning Report, 8:15 am on 18 June 2020

There're still conflicting views on what sisters who have Covid-19 did on their trip from Auckland to Wellington.

It's now emerged the two women did, as National MP Michael Woodhouse said, have contact with two friends as they were leaving Auckland.

Director general of Health Ashley Bloomfield says they did not kiss and cuddle them after they helped them navigate their way out of the city.

Michael Woodhouse stood by his story when he spoke to us earlier.

 Behind all this is criticism of how people coming into the country are isolated and a lack of clarity over compassionate leave from that isolation.

Jane Patterson is RNZ's Political Editor.