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Transport sector fears disruption due to Auckland border testing

Brent Melville
Mon, 06 Sep 2021

Chilly reception to Bloomfield's essential testing plan. (Image: Supplied)
Brent Melville
Mon, 06 Sep 2021
The government's new requirement for rolling weekly covid tests for drivers crossing the Auckland border will only add further disruption to an already stressed road supply chain, says Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett.Director general of health Ashley Bloomfield said that the 3,000 essential workers who were crossing the Auckland boundary will be subject to "surveillance testing" from this Wednesday.Bloomfield said while workers won't need to stand down while their tests were analysed, they will be expected to...

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