Australia wants Kanye West fully vaccinated before any concert tour

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Rapper Kanye West speaks during his gathering with US President Donald Trump successful the Oval Office of the White House successful Washington, DC, connected October 11, 2018.

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Hip-hop creator Kanye West volition person to beryllium afloat vaccinated if helium wants to play concerts successful Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said connected Saturday, aft media said the performer planned an Australian circuit successful March.

The informing comes conscionable 2 weeks aft tennis superstar Novak Djokovic's hopes for a Grand Slam rubric were dashed erstwhile a tribunal upheld the government's determination to cancel his visa implicit COVID-19 rules and his unvaccinated status.

"The rules are you person to beryllium afloat vaccinated," Morrison told a quality conference. "They use to everybody, arsenic radical person seen astir recently. It doesn't substance who you are, they are the rules. Follow the rules — you tin come. You don't travel the rules, you can't."

Morrison's remarks followed a study connected Friday successful the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, citing manufacture sources, that said West planned to play stadium concerts successful Australia successful March.

Representatives of West, who released his latest album, "Donda", successful July, were not instantly disposable for comment.

The vaccination presumption of West, a 2020 U.S. statesmanlike candidate, is unknown.

In a 2021 interrogation connected societal media helium said helium had received 1 vaccine dose, but successful a 2020 interrogation with concern mag Forbes, helium had called getting vaccinated "the people of the beast."

Australia, 1 of the nations astir heavy vaccinated against COVID-19, has been battling an explosive question of infections successful the past period driven by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, with astir 2 cardinal cases recorded.

Until then, it had conscionable 400,000 cases since the pandemic archetypal deed astir 2 years ago.

On Saturday, 97 radical died, aft Friday's pandemic grounds of 98 deaths.

Health officials successful respective states said, however, that infirmary admissions were either plateauing oregon showing signs of a decline.