telling symptomatic people to go home
A Taranaki iwi is critical of the local district health board (DHB) for closing its testing sites too early and telling symptomatic people to go home.
There were no new cases of COVID-19 in Taranaki on Saturday after a family of six tested positive late on Thursday.
But the region is still on high alert because it's believed the family was infectious for two weeks in the community.
The DHB testing site was packed up at just 1pm on Saturday, turning away symptomatic locals who work at locations of interest and had to beg nurses for a test.