New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard has warned testing sites are under “massive pressure”, with clinics forced to turn people away and wait times running out, the ABC reported on December 21.
An increase in COVID-19 cases and people rushing to get tests before holiday travel has left centers struggling to keep up with demand, the ABC said.
Video posted by Yasmina Rifai shows a long line of people waiting for a test at the Auburn Central shopping mall in Sydney.
New South Wales recorded 3,057 new cases of COVID-19 on December 20. New case figures for the week were running at almost five times the number for the previous seven days. Credit: Yasmina Rifai via Storyful