21 Aug 2020

Covid-19: Sir Brian Roche on overseeing work to stamp out virus

From Morning Report, 7:22 am on 21 August 2020

New Zealand should find out on Monday if the second wave of Covid-19 is controlled enough to get Auckland out of Alert Level 3.

The testing regime is under intense scrutiny as health authorities scramble to discover the origins, and spread, of the outbreak.

A dedicated team is now being set up to oversee existing efforts to stamp out the virus and introduce new measures to prevent any resurgence.

It will be led by Heather Simpson, who recently did a review of the country's health system, and Sir Brian Roche, who led the review of PPE use.

Sir Brian speaks to Corin Dann.