There is no point doing random street tests - the chance of a positive is way to low to make it worthwhile.
We need to test the right areas.
Eg anyone symptomatic presenting at doctors, All border and MIQ hotel staff, Maybe hospital staff and other high contact/risk areas.
And regular tests as well - cycle through and repeat test every month or something.
Plus out of cycle tests if symptomatic (Which I suspect the will do already)
But like others said, you can't make people take the test.
We need to educate the public and get the doctors to push the testing when people present.
The panic testing in Auckland a few weeks ago was to much, but now it is way to low.
I think the numbers that refuse a test will be small. But why would someone refuse when they can get their doctors bill paid for as well. I wouldn't mind something being poked up my nose is exchange for the $50 doctors consultation fee.
The fact is that the symptoms of this virus, are the same symptoms as colds and flu, which many people now seem to have. Most people don't go to the doctor when they have a cold or the flu unless it is very bad. Doctors are apparently currently confused as to who they should be testing, due to these new requirements, according to a previous post I made on this.