Australia's top doctor reassures on COVID-19 in kids

Delta is more transmissible but there is 'little evidence' it's more serious, says CMO Professor Paul Kelly

Just three of the almost 4000 children aged under 12 infected with coronavirus in Australia this year have needed intensive care treatment, according to the Chief Medical Officer.

Professor Paul Kelly.

His comments came after Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, sparked fierce national debate by suggesting she would not open her state's borders until young children were vaccinated.