COVID-19 exposure sites in nightclubs drive up demand for PCR coronavirus tests in Canberra

Jasper Lindell
Lucy Bladen
By Jasper Lindell, and Lucy Bladen
Updated November 22 2021 - 10:38pm, first published 6:30pm
There has been an upward trend in testing rates for COVID-19 in Canberra. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Coronavirus exposure sites identified in Canberra's nightclubs have driven an increase in demand for COVID-19 tests in the capital, but health authorities are confident the growing number of Canberrans seeking tests shows people are still following the rules.

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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.

Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au