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

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic: All stories
Health workers speak to a resident of the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick West as they encourage people to take coronavirus tests. Photo: AFPHealth 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
READ FULL ARTICLE
Close
We need your support

Advertising helps us continue to provide quality content. Help support us by disabling your adblocker on our site.

How to whitelist us:
  1. 1
    Click on the AdBlock icon at the top right corner of your browser.
    For iOS, go to Settings/Safari/Content Blockers and turn it off.

    For Android, go to your Ad blocker app/Settings and turn it off.
  2. 2
    Click Enabled on this site until the text reads Disabled on this site.
  3. 2
    Click the cross icon on the top right corner to close this window and refresh the page.
  4. 3
    Click the cross icon on the top right corner to close this window and refresh the page.