COVID exposure site risks decreased by ACT Health as system struggles under virus testing strain

Finn McHugh
Jasper Lindell
By Finn McHugh, and Jasper Lindell
Updated December 29 2021 - 12:11am, first published December 28 2021 - 8:00am

Health authorities have downgraded the risk assessments of a series of close contact COVID-19 exposure sites, in an apparent concession the territory cannot contain the virus or cope with its ballooning impact on testing and tracing resources.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

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.