Covid news live: Australia case rise continues, Omicron grounds 1,000 more US flights
NSW records 6,234 cases and Victoria 1,999 amid reported delays in PCR testing; Omicron surge grounds 1,000 more US flights over Christmas weekend
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US airlines called off more than 1,000 flights on Sunday as crews were grounded amid surging Covid-19 infections, causing misery for thousands of Christmas travellers.
Commercial airlines had canceled 1,001 flights within, into or out of the US by mid-afternoon, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware.com.
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