New Zealand may be taking on extra risks -- by allowing a Covid-19 patient to be transferred from Fiji to New Zealand for treatment.
The woman arrived at Auckland Airport last night, before being transferred to Middlemore Hospital.
She's understood to be a high-profile World Health Organisation staffer, medevaced under a UN agreement.
Auckland University public health expert Colin Tukuitonga told Kate Hawkesby it's an inherently risky move.
“There’s a higher chance that this is Delta varient, and Delta can go bad real quick. I think we’re accepting a risky situatuion to be honest.”
Tukuitonga says if New Zealand wants to help people in Fiji, it should be deploying more specialists and resources to the country.