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World Australia Explores Lifting State Border Closures by Christmas

02:35  24 october  2020
02:35  24 october  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Western Australia has refused to sign up to Scott Morrison’s plan to reopen state borders by Christmas while Queensland has expressed reservations after the prime minister declared most states and territories had backed the goal. The prime minister emerged from a national cabinet meeting on

Deputy Premier of Queensland wants borders to be open by Christmas .

(Bloomberg) -- Australia is considering reopening state borders in time for Christmas and is also weighing plans to create alternative options to hotel quarantine so that more of its citizens can return from abroad.

a view of a city: Cranes stand near commercial and residential buildings in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Australia last week released a fiscal blueprint that pushes debt and deficit to a peacetime record just hours after the central bank signaled a willingness to ease further as both arms of policy press to drive down unemployment. © Bloomberg Cranes stand near commercial and residential buildings in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Australia last week released a fiscal blueprint that pushes debt and deficit to a peacetime record just hours after the central bank signaled a willingness to ease further as both arms of policy press to drive down unemployment.

All states and territories except for Western Australia agreed to a framework that would end regional border closures before Dec. 25, according to a statement from Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office.

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The details will be finalized by the next meeting of federal and state leaders, scheduled for Nov. 13. Work continues on efforts to increase the number of Australians allowed to return from overseas, with options such as quarantining at home or in university housing or with private providers.

Australia is taking steps to kick-start its economy with Covid-19 cases having dwindled in the worst-hit state of Victoria, from a daily peak of over 600 cases to just a handful.

The relaxation of rules on gatherings in Sydney and steps toward allowing people to cross state borders come as the U.S. and Europe battle with increasing infection rates and hospitalizations.

“National Cabinet continues to work together to address issues and find solutions to the health and economic consequences of Covid-19,” Morrison said in the statement. “Australia has done well on both the health and economic fronts compared to most countries around the world.”

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Qantas Airways said on Friday that Australian state border closures due to the coronavirus pandemic had cost it A0 million ( million) in earnings The airline could report positive net free cashflow in the second half if all state borders opened with the possible exception of Western Australia , he said.

Queensland, Western Australia , the Northern Territory and Victoria all look set to ease restrictions in While New South Wales have no immediate plans to lift the current restrictions, parents across the In South Australia , some lockdown restrictions have eased, after the state recorded no new cases of

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There have been more than 27,000 coronavirus cases in Australia and some 905 people have died. Active cases are down to about 220 from 1,100 five weeks ago.

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Western Australia Starts to Dismantle Virus Border Restrictions .
Western Australia state, which has been cut off from the rest of the nation since March in a bid to control the coronavirus pandemic, has announced it intends to start removing its hard border next month. From Nov. 14, the state will allow travelers from Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory to enter without quarantining. People arriving from New South Wales and Victoria states, along with all international arrivals, will still need to quarantine for 14 days.The announcement will please Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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