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Glenn Harrison - Aboriginal community testing for coronavirus

[Dr Glenn Harrison]: I’m Dr Glenn Harrison, a proud Wotjobaluk man and an Emergency specialist at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Epworth Hospital in Geelong.

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Dr Glenn Harrison, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Epworth Hospital Geelong

[Dr Glenn Harrison]: Coronavirus is serious and our mob has been identified as higher risk because many of us also have other serious illnesses.

In our culture, looking after our elders is very important, which is why we all need to do our part to protect each other from coronavirus.

You’ve probably seen the messages about physical distancing and staying home – and you should keep doing this.

However, I want to talk to you about testing for coronavirus.

If you or someone in your home has mild or strong symptoms, such as a sore throat, a cough, a fever or shortness of breath, they should stay away from others and get tested for coronavirus straight away.

There are plenty of ways you can get tested safely. You can contact your local doctor or your Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

They will tell you where to go for testing. You can also call the coronavirus 24-hour hotline on 1800 675 398.

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Coronavirus hotline: 1800 675 398

[Dr Glenn Harrison]: Doctors and health workers across the state are ready to help us keep our community safe. We know that testing for coronavirus saves lives.

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For more information on go to:

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Victoria State Government
Authorised by the Department of Health & Human Services, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Spoken by G. Harrison

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Reviewed 31 March 2022