Omicron Covid variant: Greg Hunt backflips as Australia shuts border to southern Africa | Australian politics | The Guardian

Greg Hunt and Paul Kelly

The LNP are sure as hell not leaders Omicron is here and Greg Hunt is Captain Yo-Yo. Is it any wonder it’s rumoured he won’t be contesting the next election? The Mornington Peninsula has been a Covid hotspot.

The announcement, made by the federal health minister, Greg Hunt, on Saturday afternoon, followed travel restrictions imposed by the United States, United Kingdom and European Union. The new measures were discussed in a series of meetings, including between the prime minister, Scott Morrison, and the chief medical officer, Paul Kelly, early on  MinisterSaturday morning. The previous day, Hunt had said Australia had no intention of closing its border to South Africa and surrounding nations. Omicron: everything you need to know about new Covid variant Read more The restrictions apply to nine African countries: South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, the Seychelles, Malawi and Mozambique.

Source: Omicron Covid variant: Greg Hunt backflips as Australia shuts border to southern Africa | Australian politics | The Guardian

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