COVID Omicron strain changes the game, Delta rules need to be reset, experts say

Finn McHugh
Olivia Ireland
By Finn McHugh, and Olivia Ireland
Updated December 29 2021 - 11:28pm, first published 11:26pm

Isolation times for asymptomatic COVID patients should be slashed to reduce hospital staff shortages while Omicron runs rampant, experts say.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

Olivia Ireland

Olivia is a reporter for the Canberra Times. She has covered local news, arts, education and business and is beginning her rotation with Federal Politics. Olivia started as an intern in August 2021 and began her career with the Times after completing her studies at the ANU in November 2021.

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