HUNTER TESTING CLINICS OVERWHELMED AFTER LOCKDOWN ANNOUNCEMENT

COVID-19 testing clinics across the Hunter have been overwhelmed, after this morning’s announcement that the region will go into a week-long lockdown from 5pm today.

Health authorities are urging anyone with even the mildest symptoms of the virus to isolate and get a test.

It comes after 5 positive cases were recorded in the region overnight, from more than 260 statewide.

This was the drive through clinic at Warners Bay just before 2pm:

Meanwhile, local police are calling on people to stop panic buying, after hundreds of people have been seen filling shopping centres.