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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Saliva testing will continue being trialled in quarantine facilities, to get a better idea of accuracy and whether people prefer the different swab

    Saliva testing will continue being trialled in quarantine facilities, to get a better idea of accuracy and whether people prefer the different swab


    But Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says there are no plans for a mass roll-out.

    He says New Zealand's not in a situation of widespread community infection - so we're using our best test to screen whether Kiwis have the virus.

    Bloomfield says we have good nasal testing capacity - which is the most sensitive check.

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