Tasmanian Government criticised for downplaying seriousness of Omicron variant

Matt Maloney
By Matt Maloney
January 10 2022 - 2:30am
Government minister Sarah Courtney says local evidence of COVID-19 cases in Tasmania is proof the Omicron variant is mild.

The government has dismissed criticism that it has ignored the World Health Organisation's position on the Omicron variant by categorising it as mild in nature.

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Matt Maloney

Political reporter for Australian Community Media, based in Hobart.