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The Melbourne student tries to get tested for COVID-19 for two days before having to pay $ 75

Terrified student has to spend TWO days looking for coronavirus test in gated Melbourne and is even told to get a TAXI – despite Dan Andrews insisting that anyone can get tested

  • Mya Orr Deas wanted to get tested after her roommate contracted COVID-19
  • The unemployed Melbourne student tried two clinics within 15 minutes of home
  • But both clinics were either empty or closed, and Mrs. Orr Deas didn’t have a car
  • She said she had been told a health hotline to use a tram or Uber, but declined
  • A day later, Ms. Orr Deas found a GP to test her and paid $ 75 to find out she was negative

A Melbourne asthmatic student who was terrified that she had the coronavirus fell to tears after searching for a place to get tested for two days.

Mya Orr Deas was almost certain she had the deadly virus after her roommate, Catherine, tested positive while the couple lived together in Brunswick in the north of the city.

The student tried two testing clinics within a 15-minute walk of her apartment because she doesn’t have a car and didn’t want to take public transportation to endanger others.

But when she arrived, she found that both locations were closed before being told by a health professional on the coronavirus hotline to take a cab to another clinic.

Mya Orr Deas was almost certain she had the deadly virus after her roommate, Catherine, tested positive while the couple lived together in Brunswick in the north of the city.

Mya Orr Deas was almost certain she had the deadly virus after her roommate, Catherine, tested positive while the couple lived together in Brunswick in the north of the city.

The student unemployed due to the pandemic was initially told that the closest testing sites were in the Gillon Oval or at RMIT University.

But upon arrival, she discovered that there was no one at the oval and that the university clinic was closed despite a sign saying it was open seven days a week.

The student then called the health hotline, who told her the next clinic available for testing was an hour away.

Ms. Orr Deas was shocked to learn that the health expert suggested she take a tram or Uber to the facility.

‘Public transportation is one of the most contagious areas and probably the worst place to be if you think you have coronavirus,’ she said Nine news.

The student decided to wait until the next day and go back to the Gillon Oval and RMIT University clinics – but they were empty again.

“I started having a panic attack,” she said, adding that her mask was “soaked” by her tears.

She then frantically called nearly a dozen GPs looking for a place that offered tests, only to find one nearby that would cost her $ 75.

The student spent two grueling days looking for a place to be tested and ended up paying $ 75 to see a doctor

The student spent two grueling days looking for a place to be tested and ended up paying $ 75 to see a doctor

The student spent two grueling days looking for a place to be tested and ended up paying $ 75 to see a doctor

She was refunded $ 40 but thought it was wrong to pay for a test.

Her results were negative, but she admitted that if she knew it was going to be so much trouble, it would have been easier to ‘not bother.’

“Victoria is currently seeing the highest number of positive coronavirus cases since the start of this pandemic, but it took me two days, $ 75, nearly 10 phone calls, and a great deal of inconvenience to access a test,” said Ms. Orr Deas.

A Victorian government spokesman said the Gillon Oval testing clinic was only temporary, while the RMIT site was used for testing in public housing towers.

It comes as Victoria recorded 278 new COVID-19 infections and eight deaths on Thursday.

Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has urged all Victorians to get tested to see if they are related to cases or experience symptoms.

There are several testing clinics in Melbourne that offer free assessments.

Testing is free for COVID-19, but Ms. Orr Deas had to spend $ 75 after making an appointment with her primary care physician

Testing is free for COVID-19, but Ms. Orr Deas had to spend $ 75 after making an appointment with her primary care physician

Testing is free for COVID-19, but Ms. Orr Deas had to spend $ 75 after making an appointment with her primary care physician

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