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Govt to trial rapid covid testing in workplaces

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 07 Oct 2021

Business leaders and the lead minister on covid testing, Ayesha Verrall, are to meet tomorrow as the government seeks to respond to agitation from some of the country’s largest businesses for the almost immediate introduction of fast, low-cost covid antigen tests.In a statement released accompanying a report recommending big changes to the way the Ministry of Health has so far approached covid testing, Verrall announced the government would “pilot rapid antigen testing with (the) private sector.However, the announcement gave no deta...

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