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ACT reports seven new COVID-19 cases

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Seven new coronavirus cases have been recorded in the ACT where health authorities are introducing precautionary measures in response to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The territory has 162 active coronavirus cases, which includes seven who are hospitalised, of which five are in intensive care with four needing ventilation.

Anyone in the ACT who has been in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Seychelles, Malawi, Namibia, and/or Eswatini in the past 14 days must get a PCR test and quarantine immediately.

ACT Health will also implement quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated overseas travellers who have not been in these countries.

These travellers must quarantine until 11.59pm on Tuesday, November 30.

In addition to the existing testing requirements, all fully vaccinated travellers arriving in the ACT from overseas must also get a test within 24 hours of arrival to Australia and again on day 5-6 after arrival.

Entry restrictions also apply for high-risk facilities including hospitals, correctional and detention facilities, residential aged care facilities and some other residential facilities.

No cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant have been identified in the ACT so far.

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