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New mask mandates all but ruled out around Australia as Covid cases surge

Trade unions are also calling on the government to reinstate Covid leave payment amid Omicron wave

Medical experts have criticised federal and state governments for “inconsistent” messaging around the looming winter virus wave, with new face mask rules all but ruled out nationwide.

It comes as trade unions launch a fresh appeal to the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, to reverse the decision to scrap paid leave for Covid-positive people forced to isolate, calling on the Labor government to reinstate the allowance until isolation rules change.

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