Canberrans turned away from Covid testing lines after eight-hour waits

Sarah Basford Canales
Andrew Thorpe
Updated August 13 2021 - 9:06am, first published August 12 2021 - 10:36pm
A new testing site opened on Molonglo Drive in the Brindabella Business Park on Thursday evening to deal with the surge in testing demand. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Canberrans have been turned away from Exhibition Park's testing centre, after some of them waited up to eight hours for a Covid test following the return of the virus to the ACT.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Politics and public sector reporter

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at or confidential tips to

Andrew Thorpe

Andrew Thorpe

Opinion editor, producer at The Canberra Times

I edit the opinion pages and write the occasional breaking news story, feature or newsletter, in addition to being part of the production team which gets the paper out the door and manages our digital products.

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