Fairfield Residents Queue For Eight Hours For Mandatory Covid Testing
With lines stretching kilometres
Fairfield residents have been queuing for up to eight hours this morning to receive their covid tests.
The massive queues follow the announcement of new health orders yesterday, requiring essential workers who must leave the local government area of south west Sydney, to get tested every three days and then present evidence of their negative test.
The essential workers of Fairfield lined up for hours over night, with queues stretching several kilometres down the street.
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NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has since apologised on 2GB to Fairfield locals for the massive queues.
"Can I just, on behalf of the government, apologise to everyone in Fairfield for this significant inconvenience," he said.
It wasn't just the queues wreaking havoc on the Fairfield area with residents complaining they could not access their homes due to the traffic jams blocking the roads.
While the new health orders were supposed to kick in from midnight, residents have been given a grace period until Saturday to complete their tests.
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