The Australian government has resisted pressure from doctors to impose mask mandates amid a surge in Covid-19 infections in the country. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Australian government has resisted pressure from doctors to impose mask mandates amid a surge in Covid-19 infections in the country. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Coronavirus: Australia sees record deaths as Omicron variants push up hospital cases

  • The country reported 89 Covid deaths and more than 55,600 new cases on Thursday as the highly contagious BA.4/5 variants take hold
  • The government has resisted pressure from doctors to impose mask mandates, while businesses have been urged to let staff work from home

The Australian government has resisted pressure from doctors to impose mask mandates amid a surge in Covid-19 infections in the country. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Australian government has resisted pressure from doctors to impose mask mandates amid a surge in Covid-19 infections in the country. Photo: EPA-EFE
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