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Can Australia's health system cope with an Omicron COVID surge?

An intubated patient inside the intensive care unit Source: KEYSTONE

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has raised questions about whether Australia's health system will cope with a rising caseload.

Daily case numbers in New South Wales have been doubling every two or three days and modelling suggests the state could see 25,000 cases a day by the end of next month.

Kulasegaram Sanchayan reports in Tamil with a feature written by Greg Dyett


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