26 Aug 2020

Covid-19: Government warned it must get community testing on track

From Morning Report, 7:14 am on 26 August 2020

As the government races to test 70,000 people in seven days, GPs are warning it must get community testing back on track long-term.

Nearly 200,000 people have been swabbed since the latest outbreak but, before that, the government had struggled with numbers.

As the country moves into its third week at Alert Level 2 and 3, Health Minister Chris Hipkins is again warning of testing fatigue.

Health correspondent Rowan Quinn reports.