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Scott Morrison to hold unscheduled national cabinet meeting as Omicron cases rise

Morrison played down the “informal” meeting despite surging case numbers of the new Covid variant across Australia

Scott Morrison will meet premiers and chief ministers for what he has characterised as an “informal” meeting of the national cabinet after a surge in Omicron cases as Australians travel in preparation for their Christmas break.

The prime minister told reporters in Brisbane the unscheduled leaders meeting, likely on Wednesday, would “give everybody an update on the most recent information we have” and also enable the states and territories to share information.

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