People wait in line to receive Covid-19 tests in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
People wait in line to receive Covid-19 tests in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: Sydney braces for more Omicron cases; South Korea’s daily infections exceed 5,000 for first time

  • NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard ruled out lockdowns to contain the variant after at least two travellers visited several places in Sydney while likely infectious
  • Elsewhere, millions of Filipinos face having to pay for their own Covid-19 tests as a new rule mandating vaccines in workplaces comes into force

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People wait in line to receive Covid-19 tests in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
People wait in line to receive Covid-19 tests in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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