A Wellington writer currently in isolation after contracting Covid-19 is calling for further testing, saying people clearing themselves over the phone is “a bit risky”.
Joan Taylor told 1 NEWS she feels like a “walking bomb” after contracting coronavirus.
“You feel like a horrible public health hazard,” Ms Taylor said. “I feel terrible. I feel like I’m a walking bomb.”
Ms Taylor is questioning why people infected with the respiratory illness can clear themselves by simply stating they are symptom-free over the phone.
“I just sort of feel me telling a public health nurse that I’m good without seeing anybody, without any doctor checking my chest, looking down my throat, is a bit risky,” she said.
“In an ideal world, we should all have another test.”
There are now 1160 cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand after an additional 54 new cases were announced today. Of those cases, 32 have been confirmed and 22 are probable.
There are now 12 people in hospital, with four in intensive care. One person is critical.