Sydney commuter caught doing rapid antigen test on train

“I want to take a bath in hand sanitizer”: disgust when a train passenger carries out a rapid antigen test on the TRAIN – but is there a harmless explanation?

  • The train passenger in Sydney was photographed doing a rapid antigen test
  • The photo was posted to Reddit on Wednesday, sparking debate online
  • The caption above the post read, “I want to take a bath in hand sanitizer.”
  • One person commented: “Not the worst thing I’ve seen on trains in Sydney”

A commuter has sparked angry debate online after being photographed taking a rapid Covid antigen test on a Sydney train.

The photo, posted to Reddit on Wednesday, showed the passenger aboard a T1 scheduled train awaiting his result after taking a Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

“I want to take a bath in hand sanitizer. The guy on the T1 train casually took a rapid antigen test (RAT) for his spicy cough this morning,” the post was captioned.

The photo also revealed that the man was wearing his face mask incorrectly, while a passenger nearby was not wearing one at all.

A passenger on board a T1 line train in Sydney was captured awaiting his result after taking a Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

A passenger on board a T1 line train in Sydney was captured awaiting his result after taking a Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

This is because face masks remain mandatory on most NSW public transport, including trains and buses.

Taxi and ride-sharing companies are advising their customers and drivers to wear masks.

The requirement for passengers to wear face masks on planes was dropped after a national cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

The national cabinet, which was attended by all the state and territory ministerial leaders and prime ministers, as well as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, also reduced the Covid isolation period from seven to five days.

This comes as face masks remain mandatory on most NSW public transport, including trains and buses

This comes as face masks remain mandatory on most NSW public transport, including trains and buses

As for the man who put the RAT on the train, there may have been an innocent explanation.

Some commenters championed the commuter, saying many people need to take them every day before work, meaning he may not have had any symptoms of Covid.

However, others slammed the photo, questioning the location for such a test and a complete lack of respect for fellow commuters.

“Realistically, he probably just has to do it for work reasons and knows he’s going to test negative. It’s probably best not to do it on the train though,” one person wrote.

Another said: “Ew, I understand not everyone has access to a car and maybe they were sent home from work with a RAT, but just wait until you get home, you don’t need to know your results right away. “

One person commented:

One person commented: “Two years after the pandemic, people still don’t know the basic facts about the spread of disease. Mankind is doomed’

“And at least wear the damn mask over your nose while you wait for the result,” commented a third.

A fourth said: “Two years on from the pandemic, people still don’t know basic facts about the spread of disease. Mankind is doomed.’

While a fifth person said: “Not the worst I’ve seen on trains in Sydney.

“I much prefer that to loud eaters, clipping toenails, summoning snot and slurping it back, and spreading people,” they added.

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