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Christopher Luxon: Officials need to chase down more rapid antigen and saliva tests

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 24 Jan 2022, 8:07am
(Photo / Jason Oxenham)
(Photo / Jason Oxenham)

Christopher Luxon: Officials need to chase down more rapid antigen and saliva tests

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 24 Jan 2022, 8:07am

Chris Luxon says greater access to quicker Covid-19 tests and medicines that can treat the virus will be key to keeping goods flowing around the country.

Supply chain issues are thought to be inevitable because around 350,000 workers may be isolating at one time.

But the National Party leader says the Government needs to bring in more drugs that are effective against Covid-19.

He told Roman Travers officials need to chase down more rapid antigen and saliva tests.

“If I had a Rolls-Royce engine crisis at Air New Zealand or when the fuel pipeline got dug up and we’re trying to run the airline with 30 per cent of the fuel, you are on these issues like literally every six hours.”

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