Millions of West Australians asked to mask up as growing Omicron cluster rings ‘alarm’ | ABC News

ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Millions of West Australians asked to mask up as growing Omicron cluster rings ‘alarm’ | ABC News” – below is their description.

Perth’s mask mandate is back, with millions of West Australians once again required to wear face coverings in all indoor public spaces amid concerns about the spread of the Omicron COVID variant.

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