Sunday Panel: Should we be angry with Ashley Bloomfield over border blunder?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 21 Jun 2020, 12:55PM
Ashley Bloomfield. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Sunday Panel: Should we be angry with Ashley Bloomfield over border blunder?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 21 Jun 2020, 12:55PM

New Zealanders have been left furious this week after Covid-19 returned to the country.

Two cases were confirmed on Tuesday after two women were allowed to leave managed isolation without being tested.

It led to a slew of news stories about flaws in the quarantine process, with people absconding while being on compassionate leave to attend funerals and hotels hosting private functions in rooms that were used for exercise by those in quarantine. 

The Government, praised internationally a week ago for eliminating the virus, has come under intense pressure to sort out the problems, with much of the blame being passed on to the Ministry of Health and Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield.

Herald columnist Simon Wilson and radio host Lorna Subrtizky joined Andrew Dickens to discuss where the blame should lie and how the problems are indicative of wider health system flaws.

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