The Morning Show's Kylie Gillies slams Covid-19 testing site closures 1

The Morning Show’s Kylie Gillies slams Covid-19 testing site closures

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The Morning Show’s Kylie Gillies slams ‘ridiculous’ Covid-19 testing wait times after her niece is left standing in two-hour queue on Boxing Day


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Kylie Gillies has vented her frustration over Covid-19 testing delays. 

In a series of Instagram Stories shared on Sunday, The Morning Show host revealed her niece was left waiting for hours for a test due to site closures on Boxing Day. 

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The 54-year-old wrote: ‘Boxing Day Covid testing queue 7.30am. My niece needs a negative test to return to Queensland. Arrived 7:30am.

Wait: Kylie Gillies (pictured) vented her frustration at Covid-19 testing delays. In a series of Instagram Stories shared on Sunday, The Morning Show host revealed her niece was left waiting for hours for a test due to site closures on Boxing Day

Wait: Kylie Gillies (pictured) vented her frustration at Covid-19 testing delays. In a series of Instagram Stories shared on Sunday, The Morning Show host revealed her niece was left waiting for hours for a test due to site closures on Boxing Day

‘One hour and 20 minutes later… still. NOWHERE CLOSE. This is a ridiculous situation. The poor health workers.’

She then posted a video of the long line at the testing site, which went down the street. 

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Sharing a picture of her niece, Kylie joked that she was waiting so long she would soon need an anti-ageing serum. 

Long time: Sharing a picture of her niece, Kylie joked that she was waiting so long she would soon need an anti-ageing serum

Long time: Sharing a picture of her niece, Kylie joked that she was waiting so long she would soon need an anti-ageing serum

Wow! She then posted a video of the long line at the testing site, which went down the street

Wow! She then posted a video of the long line at the testing site, which went down the street

The 54-year-old wrote: 'Boxing Day Covid testing queue 7.30am. My niece needs a negative test to return to Queensland. Arrived 7:30am'

The 54-year-old wrote: ‘Boxing Day Covid testing queue 7.30am. My niece needs a negative test to return to Queensland. Arrived 7:30am’

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‘Took two hours. Start to finish. Huge thanks to Health workers having to work on Boxing Day. Now the wait begins.

‘We are still waiting on our results from 7am Thursday,’ she added.  

Last week, Kylie reunited with her mother Marg and sister Stacy for the first time in months. 

'Took two hours. Start to finish. Huge thanks to Health workers having to work on Boxing Day. Now the wait begins. We are still waiting on our results from 7am Thursday,' she added

‘Took two hours. Start to finish. Huge thanks to Health workers having to work on Boxing Day. Now the wait begins. We are still waiting on our results from 7am Thursday,’ she added

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Family reunion! Last week, Kylie reunited with her mother Marg and sister Stacy for the first time in months. All pictured

Family reunion! Last week, Kylie reunited with her mother Marg and sister Stacy for the first time in months. All pictured 

On Thursday, the host shared footage of the moment she picked up her loved ones from Sydney airport as they flew in to spend their first Christmas together since the passing of her dad, Rob Mills.   

Kylie and her husband Tony Gillies share two sons Archie, 17, and Gus, 19. 

She married Tony, Editor in Chief of Australian Associated Press, in 1989, and they recently celebrated their 32nd anniversary.  

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Happy family: Kylie married Tony Gillies (back), Editor in Chief of Australian Associated Press, in 1989. The loved-up pair share two sons, Gus, 19, (bottom right) and Archie, 17 (bottom left)

Happy family: Kylie married Tony Gillies (back), Editor in Chief of Australian Associated Press, in 1989. The loved-up pair share two sons, Gus, 19, (bottom right) and Archie, 17 (bottom left)

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