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Morrison urges states to ‘not get spooked’ by Omicron and keep borders open for Christmas

Prime minister says ‘we’re not going back to lockdowns’ ahead of national cabinet meeting

Scott Morrison has urged state premiers to “not get spooked” by the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and hold their nerve on internal border closures, while attempting to assure Australians their plans for a more normal Christmas remain on track.

The prime minister will meet with premiers and territory chief ministers at a national cabinet meeting on Tuesday afternoon, as NSW Health said it had detected a likely fifth case of the new variant in the state. The Northern Territory confirmed a case on Monday.

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