A top New Zealand epidemiologist warns that pre-depature testing is not enough to keep Covid-19 out of New Zealand communities. Health officials are investigating a suspected community case of Covid-19 in Northland as eight new cases are reported in managed isolation. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins is due provide an update on the possible community case at a press conference in Wellington at 4pm on Sunday. Earlier that day, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced optional saliva testing would be available for border workers in quarantine facilities from Monday. READ MORE:* Covid-19: One year on since first Covid-19 test in NZ, nine new cases at border* Covid-19: Voluntary saliva testing to be offered to quarantine workers* Covid-19: Six new cases of coronavirus detected at the borderIt is the first time Covid-19 saliva testing has been offered by the Government.
Source: Stuff January 23, 2021 23:48 UTC