Use rapid COVID tests to screen for coronavirus in travellers, contacts to free up laboratory PCR tests: UNSW epidemiologist

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated December 18 2021 - 10:29pm, first published 5:30pm

High-quality rapid COVID tests should be used to screen contacts of coronavirus cases and people wanting to travel interstate to free up expensive laboratory testing capacity, a leading epidemiologist says.

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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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