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Australia schedules 20 more flights to bring citizens home from ‘priority’ COVID-19 countries

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The Australian Authorities has scheduled an extra 20 flights to carry Australians house from abroad, with passengers to be chosen from “precedence” areas.

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Appearing International Affairs Minister Simon Birmingham in the present day confirmed that the additional flights will observe the strictest COVID-19 protocols, together with quarantine camps within the Northern Territory.

So far, Mr Birmingham stated virtually half 1,000,000 Australians have been flown house on federally-financed flights since worldwide borders had been closed.

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A further 20 federally-funded flights have been scheduled to assist Aussies stranded abroad. (9)

“All through this course we have been very aware that Australians abroad have sought to come back house,” Mr Birmingham stated.

“I am more than happy to say since March, 446,000 Australians have made that journey house.

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“We’re scheduling an extra 20 scheduled flights to carry Australians house, with a give attention to precedence areas.”

Buses carrying repatriation passengers arrive on the Howard Springs facility within the NT (File picture). (Lisa McTiernan/Getty Pictures)

Mr Birmingham stated previously 24 hours, Australia had recorded only one new case of COVID-19. Globally, greater than 730,000 circumstances had been recorded in the identical time-frame.

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“The COVID-19 scenario worldwide continues to be enormously difficult, as a lot of the world grapples with new strains and variants,” Mr Birmingham stated.

“Australia’s success is our testomony to make use of the recommendation of well being officers each step of the way in which.”

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