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Until Monday, there was an average of 11 tests per day.

But this week that number surged to 500 after the loosening of the case definition and criteria by the Ministry of Health at the weekend.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus criticised governments overnight on Monday (NZ time) for not urgently escalating testing, isolation and contact tracing which was “the backbone of the response”.

“We have a simple message for all countries: Test, test, test.”

Check the image below to assess whether you need to be tested for Coronavirus:


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