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Free RAT kits and wider antiviral access announced as covid wave surges

Greg Hurrell
Thu, 14 Jul 2022

Free RAT kits and wider antiviral access announced as covid wave surges
Covid cases rose 33% in the week ending July 10. (Image: Andy Fyers)
Greg Hurrell
Thu, 14 Jul 2022
The government is responding to a new surge in covid-19 cases by handing out free rapid antigen (RAT) kits and expanding access to antiviral drugs, but there will be no change from the current orange setting. Minister for the covid-19 response Dr Ayesha Verrall announced several new measures today after covid cases rose 33% in the week ending July 10, compared with the week before. The goal was to flatten the peak of hospital admissions.Director general of health Ashley Bloomfield told a media conference there were 11,382 cases in the comm...

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