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Corona virus havoc again in Australia, first death due to Omicron variant

Highlights

  • Australia has confirmed that one of its citizens has died from the Omicron variant
  • Another wave of corona virus has started in the country and cases are increasing every day.
  • Despite the increasing cases of Omicron, Australia has still refrained from imposing new restrictions.

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After Britain, America, Australia has now confirmed on Monday that one of its citizens has died of the Omicron variant of the corona virus. Another wave of corona virus has started in the country and the cases are increasing day by day. Australia has refrained from imposing new restrictions despite Omicron’s rising cases, saying the number of patients admitted to hospitals is low.

It is being told that the person who died due to Omicron variant was about 80 years old and was suffering from many diseases. Australia was considering easing restrictions after nearly two years, but this has now been put on hold due to the spread of the Omicron variant. Australia has opened its domestic borders by easing some restrictions so that Australian citizens living outside can return to their homes without quarantine.

Got infected with Omicron in old age home
Since then the cases of Omicron are increasing in the country. Officials did not provide further details about the death from Omicron. All they said was that the man was infected with Omicron at an old age home and died in a Sydney hospital. This was the first death from Omicron in the state of New South Wales. On Monday, 9,107 new cases of corona have been reported in the three Australian states of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

New strict restrictions implemented to prevent increasing cases of infection in Britain
Meanwhile, new strict restrictions came into force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from Sunday to prevent rising cases of corona virus infection in Britain. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his cabinet are likely to hold a review meeting on Monday with experts on the coronavirus infection to decide whether further restrictions need to be implemented for England as well. The area is currently under ‘Plan B’ measures, which mandates work from home, mandatorily wearing of masks and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

Nightclubs in Wales will be closed from Sunday and a maximum of six people will be allowed in pubs, restaurants and cinemas. A maximum of 30 people will be allowed in indoor events, while the limit is 50 for outdoor events. In Scotland, physical distancing of up to one meter will now be required at large events. Attendance for indoor events will be limited to 100 people while for outdoor events the limit is 500. From Monday, the nightclubs will be closed for three weeks. Northern Ireland has closed nightclubs.

First death in Australia from Omicron variant

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