IN FULL: Health Minister Greg Hunt and the CMO outline the next stage of Omicron planning | ABC News

ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “IN FULL: Health Minister Greg Hunt and the CMO outline the next stage of Omicron planning | ABC News” – below is their description.

Greg Hunt says the government is moving to the “next stage in our Omicron response plan”. It includes activating the private hospitals agreement, activating the national medical stockpile to support states and territories that have shortages of PPE and providing 10 million units of PPE and related products to the aged care sector and facilities across the country.

Chief Medical Officer Prof. Paul Kelly is holding a COVID-19 press conference.

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