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Morrison plays down fresh Covid restrictions as experts say boosters best way to tackle subvariant

NSW health minister also ‘not at all keen’ to reintroduce masks and curbs on movement as reportedly recommended by officials * Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing States should not rush to reintroduce Covid-19 restrictions in response to a predicted surge in cases in coming weeks, health experts say, insisting that raising booster coverage of older Australians will be far more effective against the new BA.2 subvariant than masks and curbs on movement. The advice against tougher Covid rules comes after the Sydney Morning Herald reported NSW Health had recommended a return to an indoor mask mandate, working from home and density limits, as well as bans on singing and dancing, as cases in the state are expected to double. Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning Continue reading...

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