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Watch live: Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield To Give Covid-19 Update

Jun 18, 2020
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The revelation two sisters with Covid-19 were released from isolation to travel from Auckland to Wellington to visit a dying parent has exposed “unacceptable” flaws in the system.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday said the situation was an unacceptable failure of the system and she appointed assistant chief of defence Air Commodore Darryn Webb to oversee and review managed isolation facilities.

Earlier today, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield told Morning Report there had been a slip up in the process.

“I’ve taken responsibility and we are sorting it out. I’m sorry that that happened.”

It was also revealed today that Covid-19 testing times and contact tracing in Auckland failed to meet the “gold standard” set by the Ministry of Health, according to data released to RNZ

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