Australia delays border reopening over Omicron concerns

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Australia said late Monday it will delay the reopening of its international border by two weeks until Dec. 15 as authorities assess the risk of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The government had planned to relax border restrictions on Wednesday to allow entry for eligible visa holders including skilled workers and international students, as well as travelers from Japan and South Korea. "The temporary pause will ensure Australia can gather the information we need to better understand the Omicron variant," the government said in a statement. Authorities are seeking to establish the effic...

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