14 Aug 2020

Covid-19: Health Minister cluster numbers, border staff testing

From Morning Report, 8:21 am on 14 August 2020

Epidemiologist Sir David Skegg told us the lack of testing of border staff was extraordinary.

At the start of last week, two-thirds of the nearly 3000 border staff had never been tested for Covid-19.

Sir David says he already thought the low testing targets were inadequate, but the reality is worse.

Health Minister Chris Hipkins speaks to Kim Hill.