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Christopher Luxon says he'd be making deals for Rapid Antigen Tests this morning if he was running the country.
From midnight tonight, the country heads into Phase Two, meaning shorter self-isolation periods for cases and contacts.
The Government says rapid tests will also be used more widely.
The National Party leader told Mike Hosking he'd approve the same 60 suppliers Australia has for RATs and ask three of his friends in the commercial world to procure them.
“If you don’t have Rapid Antigen Tests and it’s not available to everyone, you can’t test to work and we’re going to end up with very long isolation periods and people not actually going to get tested because the disincentive will be high.”