Australians told to brace for more deaths amid Omicron wave

Australians told to brace for more deaths amid Omicron wave

Covid-19, Coronavirus

19/1/2022 2:15:00 PM

Australians told to brace for more deaths amid Omicron wave

SYDNEY — Australia should brace for more Covid-19 deaths for the next few weeks, authorities said on Wednesday, as record infections fuelled by the Omicron outbreak overwhelmed health systems forcing Victoria to raise its emergency status for hospitals.

Amid record infections, Victorian state hospitals from midday Wednesday will move to a 'code brown' status, usually reserved for natural disasters or mass casualty events, while reports said nurses had demanded the government to get the help of the army.

Nurses in neighbouring New South Wales (NSW) state on Wednesday staged a rally in one of Sydney's biggest hospitals protesting against staff shortages."Nurses and midwives are tired, angry and frustrated and feel that the NSW government isn't supporting them at all," nurses union's Shaye Candish said.

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1,165 new Covid-19 cases in S'pore on Jan. 17, the highest number of cases this monthMOH also confirmed 609 new Omicron cases. Keep import cases omricrons is like Super Idol de xiao rong Dou mei ni de tian Ba yue zheng wu de yang guang Dou mei ni yao yan Re ai yi bai ling wu du de ni Di di qing chun de zheng liu shui Random but anyone remember Amy sagren the Indonesian lady who always write positive messages about the covid situation/cases here .miss her positivity.

Asia Has Kept COVID-19 at Bay for 2 Years. Omicron Could Change That'There’s actually very little that we can do to prevent it, except for vaccinating populations,' said an infectious disease expert from the Duke-NUS Medical School. You can't contain the flu, you should know that by now 😂😂😂😂😂🤟🖖 Guess the west part of Asia doesn’t exist 🤣 are you celebrating for virus spread?

India's new COVID-19 cases hit eight-month high, full impact weeks awayIndia reported new coronavirus infections at an eight-month high on Wednesday and a government scientist warned it will take weeks before data on hospitalisations and deaths will show how severe the latest wave driven by the Omicron variant will be. The federal authorities have said Omicron was causing fewer hospitalisations and deaths than the Delta variant, which killed hundreds of thousands last year. But Tarun Bhatnagar from the ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology in Chennai said the impact of the current run-up in infections will show up with a lag.

Betting Omicron has peaked, England set to lift COVID-19 rulesLONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce the end of most COVID-19 measures introduced to curb the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in England as he looks to live with the virus after an apparent peak in cases. Britain was the first country to limit international travel over the Om

Japan brings back virus restrictions over Omicron surgeTOKYO — Japan is set to approve new coronavirus restrictions on a large part of the country, including Tokyo, on Wednesday (Jan 19) as it battles record infections fuelled by the Omicron variant.

Covid pandemic 'nowhere near over': WHOThe Covid-19 pandemic is far from over, the World Health Organization chief said Tuesday, cautioning against a narrative that the fast-spreading Omicron variant is risk-free. w34r4m45k Hey Michael, take a hike