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Do I need a referral for a COVID-19 test? What happens if you test...

As COVID-19 cases surge in Victoria and NSW, authorities have again urged anyone with symptoms, including cough, fever, or sore throat, to get tested....

Got a COVID-19 test in Victoria and still haven’t got your results? Here’s what...

Stories are emerging of Victorians who have followed advice and sought a COVID-19 test, only to find they’re still waiting to hear results more...

Australia’s coronavirus testing rates are some of the best in the world – compare...

Data on COVID-19 testing rates per thousand people show that Australia is doing extremely well compared to many other countries. This gives us a reasonable...

Why some people don’t want to take a COVID-19 test

Last week, outgoing chief medical officer Brendan Murphy announced all returned travellers would be tested for COVID-19 before and after quarantine. Some were surprised testing...

Explainer: what’s the new coronavirus saliva test, and how does it work?

A cornerstone of containing the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread testing to identify cases and prevent new outbreaks emerging. This strategy is known as “test,...

Lockdown returns: how far can coronavirus measures go before they infringe on human rights?

As of this morning, ten “hot spot” postcodes in Melbourne’s suburbs have gone back into Stage 3 coronavirus lockdown. In these suburbs, stay-at-home restrictions will...

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