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Australian government won’t supply pharmacies with rapid antigen tests for concession scheme

Chemists say they will be put in ‘dubious ethical position’ after government says they must procure kits themselves

Pharmacists have warned they may not be able to provide free rapid antigen tests to lower income Australians under the national concession card scheme because of supply issues, as the government says it won’t procure extra kits for businesses.

The prime minister Scott Morrison on Monday said his government would not be distributing any rapid antigen testing kits to pharmacies as part of the concessional scheme, and that instead he expects chemists to source supplies themselves to meet the additional demand.

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