26 Nov 2020

Covid-19: Anxious wait for Air NZ staff in isolation

From Morning Report, 7:28 am on 26 November 2020

Air New Zealand staff have an anxious wait in managed isolation while scientists try to determine where the newest case of Covid-19 in New Zealand has come from.

Results from genomic testing are due to be released later this morning.

They're expected to show whether Air New Zealand crew member with Covid-19 caught the virus in Shanghai or here at home.

Fourteen crew members - including the positive case - returned from Shanghai on Wednesday and went straight into a government isolation facility.

At least three close contacts in Auckland are isolating at home.

Savage is the Head of Aviation at E tū union. 

He speaks to Corin Dann.