More Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) collection points are being established in some of our biggest cities to meet continued demand.On Saturday, 34,000 RAT orders were placed through the RAT requester site. Another 3.5 million RATs were sent out to collection sites around the country on Sunday. A total of a further 8 million RATs arrived in the country over the weekend.
The Ministry is working with DHBs so that 90% of the population will be able to collect their pre-ordered RAT within a 20 minute driving distance if they are symptomatic or in a household with someone with symptoms.
To meet this goal, there are already 300 collection points across the country and more are planned for this week.
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