SYDNEY (Reuters) SYDNEY (Reuters) Australia has reported 64 deaths due to COVID-19 on the weekend, as the state with the highest population, New South Wales (NSW), said that the COVID-19 Omicron variant would not affect the start of school.
NSW has reported the death of 30 patients suffering from COVID-19. Victoria state reported 20 deaths. Queensland had reported ten deaths.
The school year begins in just a little over a week for the two states with the highest population, NSW and Victoria, who are currently preparing plans for students returning to their classrooms.
An NSW health official advised parents to ensure their children are vaccinated before going back to school. The vaccination schedules for children aged 5-11 are only offered within Australia over the past two weeks, which is a timeframe that means that most children won’t have received two doses before classes start.
Queensland recorded 15050 new cases stating the state was two weeks ahead of NSW that is believed to have hit a peak during the Omicron outbreak. The state recorded 20,148 new points on Saturday.
Queensland Health officials claimed that the results confirmed a decision to postpone the commencement of classes in Queensland state’s northern region by two weeks to prevent the highest number of cases of COVID-19.
The day before the massive mineral-rich state, Western Australia canceled plans to open its borders again in February. 5 in part due to health threats from increased COVID-19 cases in the eastern states.
In the country, 55,000 new cases of TB were announced on Saturday, compared to just seven points for Western Australia.
Except for Western Australia, every state and territory have reopened their borders within the guidelines for people living in COVID-19 despite an unprecedented increase in cases. Western Australia has been due to follow suit later in the month.