Health workers speak to a resident of the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick West as they encourage people to take coronavirus tests. Photo: AFP Health workers speak to a resident of the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick West as they encourage people to take coronavirus tests. Photo: AFP
Health workers speak to a resident of the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick West as they encourage people to take coronavirus tests. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: thousands refuse testing in Australia as conspiracy theories thwart containment efforts

  • Health officials in the southern state of Victoria pleaded with the public to get tested for Covid-19 and to ignore disinformation propagating online
  • More than 10,000 people in Melbourne, the country’s second-biggest city, have refused testing despite surging case numbers

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Health workers speak to a resident of the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick West as they encourage people to take coronavirus tests. Photo: AFP Health workers speak to a resident of the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick West as they encourage people to take coronavirus tests. Photo: AFP
Health workers speak to a resident of the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick West as they encourage people to take coronavirus tests. Photo: AFP
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