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Tag: Rapid antigen tests

Service NSW Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) changes

From 1 October, NSW Health will introduce some changes to rapid antigen testing (RAT) as Service NSW closes its results portal.

Almost three in four COVID deaths had serious health risk

A Senate hearing into COVID-19 has been told nearly three-quarters of people who died from the virus had an underlying health condition.

Omicron has peaked in NSW, Vic, ACT and SA: Hunt

Health Minister Greg Hunt has indicated the Omicron wave may have reached its peak in four jurisdictions, NSW, ACT, Victoria and SA.

RATs for pupils in NSW back-to-school plan

Two rapid antigen tests (RATs) per week will be supplied to students and teachers across NSW schools as part of COVID-19 measures.

Newcastle’s RAT race: It’s time for some answers, says Claydon

Newcastle Federal MP Sharon Claydon has hit out at the Scott Morrison led government for its “complacency and incompetence” around the supply of 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.
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