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Thousands queue for Covid-19 test over Christmas period – video

Thousands of Australians have spent large parts of their Christmas break sitting in queues waiting to get tested for Covid-19 as Omicron rips through the eastern states. In response, the Queensland government changed its testing requirements. From 1 January 2022, travellers will be able to present a negative rapid antigen test to cross the border. NSW has told people not to wait in line for PCR tests to enter Queensland because they will not receive their result by 1 January, when the new rules come into place. Authorities in Victoria have encouraged those needing tests to research less well-known sites to avoid spending long hours in queues ► Subscribe to Guardian Australia on YouTube * Follow the Australia Covid live blog for the latest updates  * Perrottet stands by decision to ease restrictions as NSW records 11,201 Covid cases and Omicron surges around Australia Continue reading...

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