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Omicron: what we know and don't know

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT OMICRON?South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla said the variant was linked to an "exponential rise" of cases in the country in the past few days.

Omicron confirmed in Sydney passengers

Scott Morrison has assured Australians the country is not facing the same sort of challenges it endured when the coronavirus first arrived in early 2020, as a new variant is confirmed in NSW.

NSW sees a dozen flood rescues overnight

Emergency services volunteers have been forced to perform an "unacceptable" number of flood rescues across NSW as rising waters drive residents from their homes in the Upper Hunter.