Australia live news update: NSW reportedly to reintroduce Covid restrictions, home affairs minister defends Djokovic visa decision
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Even the record number of Covid cases being reported don’t tell the true story of the scale of infections – and the hospitals are bracing for that reality. Peter Hannam reports:
An insider has told the ABC that the Australian Border Force took a closer look at Novak Djokovic’s visa after he declared on social media that he was “heading Down Under with an exemption permission”.