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Test kits are in short supply but some doctors say the Federal Government's criteria for testing needs to be urgently expanded

As the coronavirus crisis escalates, attention has turned to the criteria for testing patients, especially as the WHO urges all countries to "test, test, test".

The Chief Medical Officer has urged GPs to strictly adhere to testing criteria to protect "rapidly diminishing" supplies of swabs and reagents.