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For the Duration | Episode 2: Dr Gillian Deakin

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John and Chris are joined by local GP and author of 101 Things Your GP Would Tell You if Only There Was Time, Dr Gillian Deakin. Dr Deakin answers some questions on everyone’s minds including how a test for COVID-19 is conducted and when you need to start to worry about a cough.

Today the NSW government announced increased testing would begin in several areas throughout the Eastern Suburbs including Woollahra, Waverley and Randwick following evidence of community transmission and no identified source.

If you have any symptoms and live, work or have visited any of these areas, call your GP or healthdirect for further information. There are also several local public COVID-19 Clinics. You can find one close to you here.

The government also announced new rapid COVID-19 testing, with negative results been delivered to patients via SMS within 6-8 hours. This will ease pressure on the health system and allow individuals to self-isolate more quickly.

FTD wants to hear from you and is asking for any questions, comments or observations around the COVID-19 pandemic. Please get in touch with us via fortheduration@eastsidefm.org, our Facebook or Twitter.

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