A leading microbiologist says there may be a need to introduce rapid Covid-19 testing in hospitals, following 29 staff at Middlemore Hospital needing to enter 14 days of isolation after a patient tested positive for Covid-19, RNZ reports. Siouxsie Wiles said, “More rapid tests that could be done when someone first arrives in hospital could be really advantageous in this sort of instance.” Middlemore Hospital chief medical officer Dr Pete Watson agreed but noted, “The issue at the moment as I understand it, is that rapid antigen test isn’t as reliable…”

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