Government minister David Parker says he’s sticking by his claims the border system is “damn-near perfect” even after revelations some workers aren’t being regularly tested.
Newshub on Thursday revealed a ground handler who recently quit her job hadn’t been tested in six months, saying neither her employer nor the Government did anything to enforce the rules – which require frontline workers to be tested every week or fortnight, depending on their role.
Last week MIQ joint head Megan Main told The AM Show there were possibly up to 74 workers who’d never been tested for the deadly virus.
In response, Parker said the border response to date had been “damn-near perfect” – a week later, standing by those words.
I guess compared to Kiwibuild and Auckland Light Rail, it is damn near perfect!