14 Oct 2021

Green light given to import rapid COVID-19 tests into NZ

From Nine To Noon, 11:25 am on 14 October 2021
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Some of the country's biggest businesses have been granted an exemption to import and introduce rapid antigen tests for Covid 19 on work sites. A coalition of 25 firms went to the government last week, pleading for clearance to import the quick tests immediately. Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall says the Director-General of Health has given clearance for the businesses to bring 300,0000 rapid antigen tests into the country. The businesses include Auckland Airport. Kathryn speaks to chief executive Adrian Littlewood.