28 Jun 2021

Covid-19: Wellington testing still a top priority - expert

From Morning Report, 7:30 am on 28 June 2021

A Covid-19 modeller says testing for the virus in Wellington remains a top priority.

An Australian tourist has been confirmed as infectious while he visited the city last weekend, prompting the Government to extend the level 2 alert in the capital.

Fewer than 700 people got tested in the region on Saturday, about the same time as when their symptoms might have started to appear.

Professor Michael Plank from the University of Canterbury spoke to Susie Ferguson.