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Canberrans are confused by advice on free/paid testing at government-run COVID-19 testing clinics. The advice has changed several times in the past 48 hours, with Health Secretary Rachel Stephen-Smith confirming that there will be no charges for people who require a COVID-PCR test for domestic travel at ACT government clinics. However, if a person is required to provide a certificate of a negative result, the certificate will be billed after the test is completed. New COVID cases are still popping up across the territory with 15 new cases registered amid a jump in test numbers. It follows news that doses of COVID vaccines are being lost in Canberra’s pharmacies as the booster rollout stops, and the ACT construction sector has been a bit hit by the COVID-related economic contraction, according to the ABS. Meanwhile, a church and two high schools are among the newest COVID exposure sites in the area. The live blog appears below this article and may take a while to appear. READ MORE COVID-19 NEWS: Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this COVID-19 outbreak in the ACT is free to everyone. However, we depend on subscription revenues to support our journalism. If you can, register here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. You can also sign up for our newsletters for regular updates.

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