CORONAVIRUS AUSTRALIA – Australian gov’t urges action as new Covid-19 wave surges

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The Australian government on Wednesday urged residents to work from home, wear masks indoors and get booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines, among other measures, as a new wave linked to the Omicron variant surged.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese stressed that the decision on remote working is “a matter of getting the balance right” between the needs of businesses and efforts to control the pandemic.

“One of the consequences of the pandemic is that some work practices will change permanently,” the leader said at a press conference from a medical institute in Melbourne.