RAT RACE: The New South Wales government has announced an expansion of its Dine and Discover program.
Starting Friday, vouchers can be used by NSW residents to purchase rapid antigen tests.
“Unfortunately we can’t provide the tests for free, but hopefully this new initiative will help ease the burden on NSW families,” says Premier Dominic Perrottet.
The Premier says many NSW residents are yet to redeem all their vouchers.
“There’s literally millions of unused dollars just sitting on the Service NSW app.”
“The vouchers can be used toward food, entertainment and now also the RAT tests.”
However ongoing RAT test shortages remain a big hurdle for the government.
“We’ll have more supply soon,” says Dominic Perrottet. “This is not a race.”