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New RAT run - Mainfreight heads test replacement push

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 28 Jan 2022

New RAT run - Mainfreight heads test replacement push
The Ministry of Health has been criticised for its slow uptake of rapid antigen tests. (Image: Getty).
Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 28 Jan 2022
Businesses that lost their place in the queue for rapid antigen tests (RATs) to the Ministry of Health are banding together to bring a fresh consignment in from a Chinese manufacturer.Mainfreight managing director Don Braid confirmed to BusinessDesk late Friday afternoon that many of the large-scale New Zealand employers that first lobbied last year for RATs to be used are involved.The first of the Orient Gene RATs, manufactured by Zhejiang Orient Gene Biotech, are expected to start arriving in NZ by mid-February, with Chinese new year celebrat...

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