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Beijing bends to mass COVID-19 testing to avoid prolonged lockdown

Millions of Beijing residents have queued up for another round of COVID-19 tests as China's capital seeks to trace and isolate every infection to contain a small but stubborn outbreak - and avoid a Shanghai-style prolonged lockdown.

All 26 million Shanghai residents must test for COVID

Shanghai has ordered its 26 million residents to undergo two more rounds of tests for COVID-19 as public anger grows over how authorities in China's most-populous city are tackling a record coronavirus surge.

Staff shortages, not supply chain affecting Canberra’s supermarkets

While national supply chain issues have seen bare supermarket shelves across Australia, Canberra’s stocks have remained unscathed so far.

ACT COVID-19 testing sites remain busy on Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve hasn't slowed down the rush of Canberrans lining up for a PCR COVID test, with sites across the ACT already busy this morning.

Wait times at Canberra COVID testing sites easing

Long wait times for a PCR COVID test across Canberra have continued today, as people prepare for the Christmas holidays.

Free prostate screening in Queanbeyan: ‘do it for your loved ones’

Queanbeyan has launched a mass prostate cancer screening drive with racing legend Mark Webber and NRL star Terry Campese backing the campaign.

ACT records 19 new cases, eight in hospital

The ACT recorded 19 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, with 13 linked to existing clusters or otherwise known cases and eight now in hospital.

What’s the difference between close, casual and secondary contacts?

What makes someone a close, casual or secondary contact? There are a number of factors considered by ACT Health officials when deciding.

SA travellers being tested at Canberra Airport

ACT Health is closely monitoring the COVID-19 cluster in South Australia, setting up a screening and testing station for flights arriving from the state into Canberra Airport.

Wet weather prompts closure of Kambah testing clinic

Kambah’s drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic will be closed from Friday 7 August and will reopen on Monday 10 August due to forecast wet weather.

How many ‘what ifs’ lead to a coronavirus test?

Last week I had a coronavirus test, it was my first but it’s unlikely to be my last. CW journalist Cassandra Power shares her firsthand account ...

New Kambah testing site opens as no new cases reported

A new drive-through COVID-19 testing site has opened in Kambah today (Thursday 30 July), in response to “sustained high demand” for testing.

150 people now in self-quarantine in ACT; no new cases

More than 150 people are now in self-quarantine in the ACT after attending the Batemans Bay Soldier Club on 13, 15-17 J