‘Say yes to the test’: New Zealand director general of health has cover nose swab on live TV

New Zealand director general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has had a coronavirus swab on live television. ‘It’s much less painful then tackling Billy Weepu on the rugby field a couple of weeks ago – I’ve still go the bruise to show for that’ Bloomfield joked to reporters. The stunt was aimed at reassuring New Zealanders that the swab is less uncomfortable than having a flu vaccinations. ’So say yes to the test’, Bloomfield said

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New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands, covering a total area of 268,021 square kilometres.

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