13 Aug 2020

Covid-19: Outbreak caused by cold goods unlikely - expert

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 13 August 2020

One of the countries top infectious disease specialists says it's highly unlikely the Covid-19 outbreak in Auckland originated from imported goods.

The Ministry of Health is testing surfaces at Americold coldstore offices where one of the Covid-19 positive patients worked.

Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield has revealed the virus can survive within refrigerated environments for quite some time.

David Murdoch is a professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Otago.