Get tested – “it’s not that bad”

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reminding communities it remains critical people still get tested for this virus. 

Moira Shire Mayor Libro Mustica lined up with other Moira residents on Friday for his test. 

“It wasn’t that bad,” Cr Mustica said. 

“It only took a couple of minutes and the nurses were reassuring and extremely professional.” 

Cr Mustica said the four hospitals in Moira Shire are working to enable the quick identification of any future cases in our region. 

“Testing will be available to people who are showing symptoms, however mild, of COVID-19 including fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or runny nose,” he said. 

“The test is free, takes around five minutes and involves a swab from the back of your throat and nose. 

“You need to bring at least one form of identification, such as your Medicare card, and you should return home immediately after the test and remain in self-isolation until you receive your test result. 

“I would like to thank the nurses, doctors, cleaners and medical staff for their dedication, you are all doing an amazing job and we are proud of you all.” 

COVID-19 testing details – 

• Yarrawonga Health - 7 days by appointment - Phone: 5743 8132. 

• Numurkah Hospital by appointment – Phone: 5862 0555. 

• Cobram Hospital by appointment - Phone: 5871 0777. 

• Nathalia Hospital by appointment - Phone: 5866 9444. 

Please phone each hospital for further details.