The healthcare worker denied a COVID-19 test
Healthcare worker Michelle says she was denied a COVID-19 test, twice, despite presenting with flu-like symptoms and recently treating patients who had returned from overseas with similar symptoms.
Michelle was first denied a test because she didn’t meet the criteria, but was denied a second time, even after the Health department’s testing guidelines were expanded to include any healthcare workers with flu-like symptoms.
She said she started feeling unwell last Tuesday and hasn’t returned to work since to avoid spreading her infection.
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