Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he was not “worried” about the new coronavirus, Omicron, and said the country would not impose a lockdown because of it.
And the Australian CBS network reported today, Tuesday, that Morrison’s comments come at a time when he urges state and territorial governors to stick to their reopening plans, despite concerns about the new variable of Corona.
Australia will continue its path toward reopening at Christmas as health authorities gather more information about the new strain.
Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly told state and territory governors that it would take up to two weeks before there was enough information to paint a clear picture of the variant threat.
But he noted that there was no evidence that the vaccines were less effective.
Earlier, Australia recorded the sixth confirmed case of the new “Omicron” mutant of the emerging corona virus “Covid-19” in the state of “New South Wales”.
And the state’s health department said – according to the American channel “CNN” today, Tuesday, that the case, which received a full vaccination against the virus, arrived in the city of “Sydney” on November 25, noting that this case had earlier visited the Africa region. Southern.
The administration added that the case is in home isolation at the present time.
The channel indicated that Australia has so far recorded five cases of the “Omicron” mutant in the state of “New South Wales”, and one case in the state of the “Northern Territory”.