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Coronavirus: Australia ‘not likely’ to enter Christmas lockdown, despite surge in cases

Australian officials on Sunday said there was no need to clamp down on Christmas festivities even as new Covid-19 infections climbed in Sydney, with the country’s high vaccination rate helping keep people out of hospital.Health Minister Greg Hunt said he was confident Australia would not need to follow the Netherlands, which has reimposed a strict lockdown over the Christmas and New Year period to curb the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant.“We’re going into summer, we have one of…

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