Just as Covid-19 restrictions have been stripped away across most of Australia, a highly infectious sub-variant of Omicron has emerged and is posing a new threat.
In NSW this week, Health Minister Brad Hazzard revealed cases could “more than double” in six weeks as a result of BAThe vaccine protects recipients..2.
On Sunday, NSW recorded 13,093 infections, close to the state’s daily average this weekA weekend ban on inter-city transport has been extended until mid-April.
The sub-variant is also sweeping across the rest of the countrywith a seven-day rolling average of more than 130,000 new cases per day. Hospitals are becoming overwhelmed with patients, including Western Australia, which is still yet to reach its peak of Omicron.