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World Australian Border Closure to Persist Amid ‘Unacceptable Risk’

23:37  02 march  2021
23:37  02 march  2021 Source:   bloomberg.com

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(Bloomberg) -- Australia’s international border will remain shut for at least another three months, as the government considers the Covid-19 situation overseas an “unacceptable public health risk.”

a store inside of a building: Travelers walk past stores in a domestic terminal at Sydney Airport on Feb. 17. © Bloomberg Travelers walk past stores in a domestic terminal at Sydney Airport on Feb. 17.

Acting on advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and Chief Medical Officer, the human biosecurity emergency period will be extended to June 17. The provisions include required pre-departure testing and masks on international flights, restrictions on cruise vessels and outbound travel for Australians.

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The restrictions can be amended or repealed if no longer needed, according to a statement from Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.

Last month, a snap five-day lockdown in the second-biggest state, Victoria, helped contain an outbreak of the U.K. strain of the coronavirus. Australia has recorded 28,986 cases of coronavirus and 909 deaths to date.

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More than 3,000 unaccompanied migrant children were in Customs and Border Protection custody as of Monday.A record 7,000 unaccompanied migrant children were transferred to U.S. refugee agency shelters in February while there were more than 3,200 unaccompanied minors in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody on Monday, according to CNN. These numbers have placed strain on border facilities.

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