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Tag: Rapid antigen tests

Taskforce to examine price gouging on rapid antigen tests

The AFP has launched a specialist taskforce to crack down on reports rapid antigen tests are being sold at heavily inflated prices.

More than 40,000 rapid tests stolen in Sydney

Police are investigating the theft of 42,000 rapid antigen tests from a freight depot in Sydney, amid nationwide shortages of the kits.

ACCC expresses ‘significant concerns’ at RAT prices

The ACCC is worried about "extreme" mark-ups on rapid antigen tests (RATs), warning some retailers are selling them for hundreds of dollars.

Report a RAT: Positive results to be registered with Service NSW

Like any resident in NSW, Novocastrians who test positive to COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test (RAT) must now register their result with Service NSW. 

NSW reports 25,870 COVID cases, 11 deaths

NSW is working on legally requiring people to report a positive self-administered rapid antigen test so not to lose sight of infections.

Home rapid antigen test shortages due to hoarders: Joyce

Barnaby Joyce says panic buying is leading to shortages of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests as Australians struggle to find the kits.

Positive rapid antigen tests able to access pandemic payments

Workers who test positive to COVID-19 via rapid antigen tests will soon be eligible to access federal pandemic leave disaster payments.

Rapid antigen tests to play key role as COVID surges

Greater use of rapid antigen tests, including free tests to be provided to concessional card holders, will help relieve pressure on COVID-19 testing centres.