Federal Government denies involvement in compulsory acquirement of RATs from businesses
As we know it has been a nationwide struggle to get our hands on a Rapid Antigen Test, and retailers have accused the Federal government of compulsorily acquiring RATs upon arrival in Australia.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has denied those reports in his chat with Luke Grant stating, “No, look it’s completely false”. Mr Hunt has further explained that those making the claims have been reported to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
“No one has produced any evidence to that claim”.
“In short, it was a pretty low lie to shame”.
Minister Hunt has insisted that the RAT supplies are coming through the commonwealth, the state and the community, with reports that over 50 million rapid tests are coming over in the next few weeks.
With COVID case numbers rising, the Minister urges the nation to remain calm, and with a new influx of tests coming in, Mr Hunt told Luke Grant, “it is a global challenge, but we have a very strong PCR system, and it will help keep Australia safe”.
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