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‘Entirely predictable’: experts accuse Dominic Perrottet over Omicron surge as NSW premier backflips on restrictions

NSW government “basically accelerated into the Omicron wave”, say AMA as premier bans dancing and singing in pubs and clubs and pauses non-urgent elective surgery

It was entirely predictable that relaxing restrictions in New South Wales would bring a crushing wave of Covid, experts say, as the state government brings in new restrictions to try to stem the surge.

Just as the more infectious Omicron strain started taking off in December, new premier Dominic Perrottet slackened restrictions on mask and QR code use, and density limits.

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