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Dr Ashley Bloomfield: Private RAT orders not cancelled, just redirected to Government

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Wed, 26 Jan 2022, 5:46pm

Dr Ashley Bloomfield: Private RAT orders not cancelled, just redirected to Government

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 26 Jan 2022, 5:46pm

Health officials are denying commandeering rapid antigen tests off of businesses. 

Many companies say their orders have been cancelled or given to the Ministry of Health. 

But, the Director-General of Health refutes the claim – saying the Ministry had orders in months ago too. 

Dr Ashley Bloomfield says the Ministry's been in contact with its suppliers regarding forward orders, yet to arrive, being consolidated into the Government's stock.  

He says they are trying to avoid a chaotic distribution of the rapid test kits.  

Bloomfield insists the stock is there for the whole country to use, including private businesses. 

Dr Ashley Bloomfield joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. 

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