Customers wait outside a cafe at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. Photo: AP
Customers wait outside a cafe at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: more Australians end up in hospital amid soaring Omicron outbreak

  • More than 147,000 new cases were recorded on Thursday, with hospital admissions and people admitted to intensive care at their highest in the pandemic
  • Elsewhere, Japan is considering shortening the current 14-day isolation period for those who have been identified as a close contact of a positive virus case

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Customers wait outside a cafe at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. Photo: AP
Customers wait outside a cafe at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. Photo: AP
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