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Omicron: First death in Australia from Omicron, 80 year old deceased took both doses of vaccine

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  • First death from Omicron in Australia
  • 80 years old deceased had taken both doses

More than 6,000 Kovid-19 (Covid-19) cases have been reported in Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales on Monday. Along with this, the first death due to Omicron variant has been confirmed here. The deceased was about 80 years old who had taken both the doses of the vaccine but he was infected with many diseases.

New protocols went into effect in New South Wales on Monday, including a limit of one person per 2 square meters (22 sq ft) in bars and restaurants and a requirement to “check-in” with a QR code at hospitality venues.

Health Minister Brad Hazard said the state government was considering the need to isolate health workers after being exposed to COVID-19 due to a shortage of staff.

The state of Victoria on Monday reported 1,999 new corona cases with three deaths. State COVID-19 response commander Jeroen Weimar said it has begun random genome sequencing for the Omicron variant in Victoria to better understand its spread.

Here, in India too, there has been increased activism and vigilance regarding Corona and Omicron. Recently, while addressing the country, Prime Minister Modi has said that vaccination for 15-18 year olds will be started from January 3, 2022. This will help the school going children to avoid infection.

Healthcare and frontline workers will be given a precautionary dose of the vaccine from January 10, 2022. The country’s elderly population, who are already suffering from any disease, above the age of 60 years, will get ‘precautionary dose’ from January 10, 2022 after consulting doctors. The Prime Minister has also advised to avoid confusion and rumours.


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