Victoria reached a grim COVID-19 milestone on Friday, announcing its deadliest day since the pandemic began.

Victoria reached a grim COVID-19 milestone on Friday, announcing its deadliest day since the pandemic began.

Victorians who have no coronavirus symptoms and haven’t been notified by contact tracers are allegedly being “turned away” from testing.
The Age reports that on Friday were multiple cases of asymptomatic people being told they cannot get tested unless they had a notice from Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) saying they were a contact of a confirmed coronavirus case.
NewDHHSrules stipulate that asymptomatic people from Melbourne hotspot suburbs or those with letters from their employer, school or a community group advising they get screened for coronavirus are not eligible for testing.
It is advising anyone with symptoms of a “fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste” to get tested, as well as those notified by contact tracers.

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