Canberra lockdown: Pressure builds on ACT's Covid test system as potential contacts surge

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
August 13 2021 - 2:00pm
Chief Minister Andrew Barr looks on as chief health officer Dr Kerryn Coleman addresses a press conference on Friday. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The ACT's Covid testing system will face its toughest challenge yet, after a Gungahlin high school student tested positive for the virus and thousands of people were identified as potential contacts.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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