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Run on rapid antigen tests leaves Australian governments scrambling for supplies

Shortages raise concerns as Covid cases surge and authorities plan changes to testing regime

A run on rapid antigen tests in chemists and supermarkets across Australia has left governments scrambling for supplies as they seek to change the way people get tested for Covid.

Rapid antigen tests (RATs) have been available in the US, Europe and parts of Asia since March this year, but the Australian testing regime has relied on the more expensive PCR tests as its program’s cornerstone.

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