Tasmania sells 2000 rapid antigen tests to Commonwealth for Antarctic program

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated January 26 2022 - 6:45am, first published 6:00am
Tasmania's Health Department has provided 2000 rapid antigen tests to the Commonwealth as part of the Centre for Antarctic Remote and Maritime Medicine Partnership.

A procurement notice showing the Tasmanian Government sold 2000 rapid antigen tests to the Commonwealth Agriculture Department raised the ire of Labor, but the government has confirmed the deal is part of keeping Antarctica COVID-free.


Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

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