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People endure long queues during holidays to get tested for COVID-19

Source: SBS Filipino

As the holiday season comes to a close, more find themselves lining up for a PCR test.

While COVID-19 cases increase in NSW, so do people seeking testing.

There is a current shortage in rapid antigen tests (RAT) and, long queues await those seeking to do a PCR test.

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Highlights

  • On January 1, 2022, NSW recorded a historic 22,557 cases of COVID-19 in one day
  • On average, waiting to do a PCR test can last between 30 minutes and three hours.
  • Shortage of rapid antigen tests across the state is expected to be eased by the end of the month.

 

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