Rapid Covid tests finally get the go-ahead

A Safety News article.

Rapid antigen testing, which can detect the virus in 15 minutes, has been given the green light more than a year after the Government’s own advisors called it a priority.

The tests will be first rolled out across Auckland hospitals and for self-isolating travellers in Auckland and Christchurch.

The Government’s own independent technical advisors on testing have slammed the Government’s inaction on using rapid antigen testing and saliva testing, says National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop.

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