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Latest news: Rapid antigen tests

Almost three in four COVID deaths had serious health risk

A Senate hearing into COVID-19 has been told nearly three-quarters of people who died from the virus had an underlying health condition.

ATO urged to fix rapid antigen test tax traps

The Australian Tax Office needs to urgently clarify the tax deductibility status of Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT), the National Road Transport Association said today.

‘Hundreds of thousands’ of rapid tests start arriving in Canberra

“Hundreds of thousands” of Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) for Canberra’s schools, ACT Health and to essential workers have arrived today.

ACT schools to reopen as planned with free RATs

Canberra schools will resume face-to-face learning as planned on 31 January with weekly rapid antigen tests (RAT) for at least four weeks.

Melbourne duo arrested in rapid antigen test theft

Two Victorian men who allegedly attempted to steal 1400 COVID-19 rapid antigen tests from a racecourse testing site have been arrested. 

Omicron has peaked in ACT, NSW, Vic and SA: Hunt

Health Minister Greg Hunt has indicated the Omicron wave may have reached its peak in four jurisdictions, NSW, ACT, Victoria and SA.

RATs for students in NSW back-to-school plan

Students and teachers will be given rapid antigen tests to slow the spread of COVID-19 when they return to NSW classrooms next week.

Taskforce to examine price gouging on rapid antigen tests

The AFP has launched a specialist taskforce to crack down on reports rapid antigen tests are being sold at heavily inflated prices.

Man bailed over theft of 42,000 rapid antigen tests

A man accused of stealing 42,000 rapid antigen tests and boxes of face masks has received bail in Sydney after turning himself in following a police raid on storage units in the city's south.

More than 40,000 rapid tests stolen in Sydney

Police are investigating the theft of 42,000 rapid antigen tests from a freight depot in Sydney, amid nationwide shortages of the kits.

RAT impostors target NSW health minister Brad Hazzard

Brad Hazzard has blasted "moronic" people for submitting false positive RAT results in his name and others to state health authorities.

Rapid antigen test prices ‘beyond outrageous’: ACCC chair

The consumer watchdog is "significantly concerned" about the skyrocketing prices of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests.