ACT government will buy rapid COVID tests from NSW, encourage workers to stay home to slow Omicron variant spread in Canberra

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated December 30 2021 - 8:45pm, first published 8:30am
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr. Picture: Karleen Minney

The ACT will buy about 1 million rapid COVID-19 tests from NSW at cost next month, ahead of further efforts to secure the scarce diagnostic kits as reliance on laboratory tests for coronavirus is wound back.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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