Omicron spread a wake-up call as Australia re-opens, expert says | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia

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9 News Australia published this video item, entitled “Omicron spread a wake-up call as Australia re-opens, expert says | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia” – below is their description.

CSIRO health director Dr Rob Grenfell has said the rise of Omicron COVID-19 cases in Australia is a wake-up call, with Victoria set to confirm its first incidence of the variant today.

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