Delta variant changed approach to trans-Tasman bubble: Robertson

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The Government won’t be reopening the trans-Tasman bubble until it is “comfortable” community transmission in Australia is contained, the Deputy Prime Minister says.

The bubble was suspended on Friday night for at least eight weeks as New South Wales and other parts of Australia grapple with the Delta variant.

Grant Robertson told Q+A the Government’s “precautionary approach” to the bubble had changed from a state by state basis to one that was Australia wide due to Delta’s higher transmissability.

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