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NSW demands Queensland change ‘stupid’ Covid test rules as queues and delays grow

Heath minister Brad Hazzard says all states should make rapid antigen tests the norm for travel to ease pressure on overwhelmed system * Follow our Covid live blog for the latest updates * Covid positive test rate in NSW jumps to 6.5%, highest since start of pandemic * Vaccine rollout tracker; Cases and data tracker * Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Queues of up to eight hours for PCR testing in New South Wales have led to calls to standardise interstate testing requirements and make rapid antigen tests the norm. The NSW health minister, Brad Hazzard, blamed interstate travel requirements for a significant increase in demand on an already overwhelmed system and the lengthy delays. Continue reading...

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