Long Wait Times at Sydney COVID Testing Sites as Cases Soar Ahead of Holiday Period

Residents of Sydney, Australia, reported long lines at COVID-19 testing clinics, as infections across New South Wales soared on December 23.

New South Wales Health said it recorded 5,715 new COVID cases and one additional death on Thursday.

This footage, filmed by Ben Hogarth, shows dozens of vehicles waiting in line to be tested in the Sydney suburb of Macquarie Park.

According to official reports from the state’s bus agency, traffic was backed up along Epping Road, as people rushed to get tests ahead of the holiday weekend. Credit: Ben Hogarth via Storyful

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