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Reduced Covid isolation period top of the agenda as national cabinet prepares to meet

Dominic Perrottet pushing for cut to five days, while Daniel Andrews open to shift if supported by health advice

The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, has kept open the possibility of cutting the Covid isolation period from seven down to five days, as national cabinet prepares to meet on Wednesday to discuss Australia’s pandemic settings.

The New South Wales premier, Dominic Perrottet, will continue to push his fellow state leaders to change the mandated isolation period, while Victoria’s premier Daniel Andrews says he is open to the shift if supported by health advice.

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