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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has thanked New Zealander’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and for reaching a milestone of 1,000,000 tests nationwide.
“Thanks to the dedication of all those who’ve worked tirelessly on the front line to carry out the testing,” said a MOH spokesperson.
The information on testing is vital for monitoring the outbreaks says the Ministry.
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The Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says reaching the million test mark is significant.”
“The milestone of a million tests reflects a sustained team effort,” says Dr Bloomfield.
“I want to recognise everyone who has been tested to date, and the skilled workforce carrying out this testing.
“Each one of those tests has contributed to our knowledge about the virus and its prevalence in New Zealand. To everyone who has been part of the process, I want to acknowledge and thank you for your contribution. You have made a difference.”
“Testing will continue to be a cornerstone of our collective response to COVID-19,” concluded Dr Bloomfield.
Reaching the 1 million #COVID19 tests is a milestone for New Zealand’s response to the pandemic. Thanks to the dedication of all those who’ve worked tirelessly on the front line to carry out the testing. This information is vital for monitoring the course of the outbreaks.❤️
— Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora (@minhealthnz) October 12, 2020
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