Rising Canberra COVID cases, driven by BA.2 sub-lineage of Omicron won't prompt fresh ACT mask mandate

Jasper Lindell
Lucy Bladen
By Jasper Lindell, and Lucy Bladen
Updated March 11 2022 - 5:39am, first published 1:35am

Health authorities in the ACT are not considering bringing back mask mandates in response to the more transmissible BA.2 sub-lineage of COVID-19, even though the new type of the virus is expected to drive up case numbers.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au