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COVID-19: National’s five-step plan to get New Zealand out of lockdown – Newshub

Its plan includes spot-checks on people who are required to self-isolate.



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Their first step would be to introduce rapid antigen testing, a form of nasal swab that returns results in 15 minutes.
“Rapid antigen testing would allow us to test large numbers of New Zealanders, quickly. Those who test positive would then have their results confirmed by a standard PCR test,” says Dr Reti.
He says the rapid testing would work alongside PCR testing as an added layer and that the Government already considers them reliable enough to use as a pre-departure test for arrival into New…

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