‘Absolute shambles’: SA residents forced to wait up to 12 hours for Covid-19 tests

absolute shambles sa residents forced to wait up to 12 hours for covid 19 tests

Sumary of ‘Absolute shambles’: SA residents forced to wait up to 12 hours for Covid-19 tests:

  • Footage from a number of locations across metropolitan Adelaide have shown queuing vehicles stretching kilometres from the testing locations as the number of exposure sites continues to grow.
  • After Eva Smyth received a message from SA Health to be tested late on Tuesday night, she drove the Victoria Park testing site at 4.30am and found a line-up of cars snaked for kilometres.
  • Camera IconResidents have been forced to wait for long periods of time, some queuing for 12 hours, to get tested.
  • Sarah Reed Credit: News Corp AustraliaPremier Steven Marshall said he was aware that people were “frustrated” and “angry” by the long wait times and apologised for any delay after people were left sleeping in their cars to get tested.
  • The premier said SA Police were now looking at adding live updates online for wait times.
  • Mr Marshall reminded residents there were 86 testing sites across the state and urged people to visit testing sites that were closer to their homes and not all flock to the Victoria Park site in the CBD.
  • Camera IconPremier Steven Marshall said resources were being diverted to try keep up with the demand.

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