The Government can’t rule out that its decision to drop pre-departure testing for Kiwis fleeing Delta-ridden New South Wales contributed to the current Auckland outbreak, Newsroom writes. For more than a month, the Government ran red-zone managed return flights from Sydney to Auckland with no requirements for pre-departure tests. On Tuesday, Bloomfield told Newsroom the decision to exempt New South Wales was a mixture of whether New Zealanders would be able to get their results back within 72 hours and the risk someone might contract the virus while getting a test.
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