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08 Apr 2020

My Weekly ABC COVID-19 Update (8 April, 2020)

On my weekly interview with ABC Radio National with Fran KellyI encouraged people in coronavirus hotspots with flu-like symptoms to get tested.

People with fever or flu-like symptoms in Sydney – Waverley, Woollahra, Dee Why, Manly, Ryde, Macquarie Park – and regional NSW: Broken Hill, Lake Macquarie, the Manning Valley, Nowra, south Nowra, Byron Bay and Port Macquarie can now get tested due to concerns about clusters in those areas.

You will also meet NSW testing criteria if you have a fever or respiratory illness and live in a high-risk location (aged care facilities, boarding houses etc), are an aged care or healthcare worker, identify as Aboriginal in a regional or remote community or have been referred by a GP for testing.

If you are concerned, you can call the National Coronavirus Helpline. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Telephone: 1800 020 080