Coronavirus

The omicron tsunami: are our businesses ready?

Brent Melville
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

The omicron tsunami: are our businesses ready?
An Auckland central interceptor worker gets a PCR test. (Image: Watercare)
Brent Melville
Thu, 13 Jan 2022
The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) wants the government to accelerate the use of rapid antigen testing to help combat the spectre of mass worker absenteeism.The 14,000-member association's head of advocacy and strategy, Alan McDonald, said the business community was acutely aware of the need to regularly test staff, particularly once the much more infectious omicron variant of covid-19 arrived.“We see regular testing, and particularly rapid antigen testing (RAT) as a key tool in keeping business going and supply lines o...

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