2 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Hospitals swamped with requests for tests

From Morning Report, 7:14 am on 2 April 2020

Some hospitals say they're being swamped with people wanting to be tested for Covid-19 since the rules about who can be tested were relaxed this week.

Many wanting the tests were showing no coronavirus symptoms.

Since the crisis began only people who'd been overseas, and those who'd had contact with them, were being tested.

The Government decided people with respiratory illnesses should also be tested but that's causing a new set of problems.

Mackenzie Smith reports.