COVID-19: Business, health experts call for free rapid antigen tests as Omicron variant surges

Finn McHugh
Gerard Cockburn
LT
By Finn McHugh, Gerard Cockburn, and Lanie Tindale · Updated December 20 2021 - 8:39pm, first published 6:30pm

Business lobby groups and health experts are calling for rapid COVID-19 tests to urgently be made free, as fears grow virus numbers may explode during the holiday period.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

Gerard Cockburn

Gerard Cockburn

Economics Reporter

LT

I am a trainee at The Canberra Times. I currently cover breaking news, as well as an assortment of other random topics. I previously worked in digital news. Email tips or cute dog videos to lanie.tindale@canberratimes.com.au.

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