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NSW and Victoria to scrap Covid isolation requirements for household and close contacts

Covid restrictions to ease further in both states from Friday, with Victoria confident it has reached peak of Omicron wave

Household contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Victoria and New South Wales will no longer be required to isolate, with both states announcing a significant easing of restrictions from the end of the week.

The NSW premier, Dominic Perrottet, announced on Wednesday that from 6pm on Friday, those who live with positive cases or are deemed close contacts will no longer have to quarantine for seven days, provided they do not have symptoms.

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