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Rapid antigen testing ‘within a month’: Verrall

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 07 Oct 2021

Associate health minister Ayesha Verrall is promising a 'sprint' on rapid testing. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 07 Oct 2021
Rapid covid tests will be starting to roll out in workplaces “within a month”, the associate health minister with responsibility for testing strategy, Ayesha Verrall, says.Her comments come a day ahead of a hastily called meeting with representatives of the 25 large-scale employers who are pressing the government to lift the ban on importing rapid antigen tests to allow a shipment of 370,000 of the tests to be landed in New Zealand next week.Among business leaders attending tomorrow’s meeting with Verrall and officials from th...

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