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‘A risk we can’t afford’: COVID cases may be missed amid testing delays, expert warns – The Age

Experts have praised the work of Victoria’s contact tracers, but frustration is growing as testing sites fail to cope with demand.

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Further restrictions could be implemented if the situation deteriorates in coming days, and authorities were rushing to bring in more testing staff and establish pop-up sites.
People were being turned away from the Northern Hospital just minutes after it opened at 8am on Saturday and signs at West Footscray and Greensborough clinics warned there would be “huge delays” and to come back later.
Capacity at some of Victorias testing sites had been reduced over the Christmas break and was not due to…

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