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Saturday, 22 January 2022 05:01 GMT

Australian PM avoids going back to lockdown due to new coronavirus variant


(MENAFN) On Tuesday, Australia’s prime minister stated that his government is not going to return to coronavirus lockdowns after the discovery of the omicron strain.

Scott Morrison stated in a news conference in the capital Canberra, "we're not going back to lockdowns. None of us want that. None of us want to go back to those, those long quarantines and all of those sorts of issues."

But, the government postponed its scheme of opening the nation's borders again for international students and experienced workforces for 15 days beginning Dec. 1.

It stated that the interim break is going to guarantee Australia can better comprehend the omicron strain, involving the "efficacy of vaccines, the range of illness and the level of transmission." The worryingly mutated strain was discovered in South Africa formerly this month, encouraging various nations to impose a travel ban on Southern African nations.

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