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Corporates opt for private covid saliva tests

Brent Melville
Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Mike Cook (right) of Genesis perfects his sample collection technique. (Image: Supplied)
Brent Melville
Tue, 14 Sep 2021
Genesis Energy says its use of saliva testing for the delta variant of covid-19 points the way towards keeping the pandemic at bay in essential services.Nigel Clark, chief operations officer at the electricity generator and retailer, said saliva-based covid testing should be seen as a cost-effective part of the country’s health response armoury.Genesis started testing its workers at the Huntly power station on Aug 17 when the country went into lockdown. The daily drool run continued until Sept 8, once the country outside Auckland moved to...

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