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Australia Halts Border Reopening Over Omicron Fears: PM

 Citing concerns over the impact of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, the PM delayed the reopening.  (Representative image)

Citing concerns over the impact of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, the PM delayed the reopening. (Representative image)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said reopening will not take place on December 1 as planned, calling the delay "a necessary and temporary decision."

Australia on Monday halted plans to reopen its international borders to skilled workers and students, citing concerns over the impact of the Covid-19 Omicron variant.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said reopening will not take place on December 1 as planned, calling the delay “a necessary and temporary decision."

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first published:November 29, 2021, 15:11 IST