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Australia Halts Border Reopening Over New COVID Variant Omicron Fears

Indianpolitics | 30/11/2021 12:57 PM | Click to read full article

Australia abruptly halted plans to reopen its international borders to skilled workers and students, an eleventh-hour decision prompted by concerns over the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

After an emergency security meeting, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the much-heralded December 1 reopening will be delayed at least two weeks.