Australia vows to ‘push through’ Omicron wave as infections cross 1 million

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By Renju Jose SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia must “push through” the fast-moving Omicron outbreak, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, as infections surpassed 1 million, more than half in the past week alone, throwing a strain on hospitals and supply chains. Although aggressive lockdowns and tough border controls kept a lid on infections earlier in the pandemic, Australia is now battling record infections in its effort to live with the virus after higher vaccination rates. Growing hospital admissions have forced officials to restore curbs in some states, as businesses grapple with shor…

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