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NSW masks backflip after 5715 cases

Indoor mask wearing will again be compulsory in NSW after Premier Dominic Perrottet backflipped on several restrictions, in an attempt to suppress a spike in coronavirus cases.

States look to common COVID-19 approach

COVID-19 testing requirements for interstate travel could be cut as states and territories look at adopting common definitions for what makes someone a virus contact and when.

NZ delays border re-opening over Omicron

New Zealand has postponed its phased border reopening plans until the end of February over concerns about the rapid global spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.