A aircraft carrying greater than 70 Australians fleeing virus-stricken India landed within the nation’s north Saturday, the primary since a controversial ban on arrivals ended.
The aircraft touched down in Darwin on Saturday morning after choosing up susceptible passengers from New Delhi, however 72 of its booked passengers have been barred from flying after 48 examined optimistic for Covid-19 and others have been deemed shut contacts.
Initially deliberate to hold 150 travellers, simply over half of these booked have been cleared to board the aircraft, a Northern Territory Well being spokeswoman mentioned.
Underneath the association, those that take a look at optimistic for the virus, or have been deemed shut contacts, have to stay in India till they return a unfavorable take a look at.
The arrivals will quarantine at Outback quarantine facility Howard Springs for at the very least a fortnight.
Earlier this month, the federal government threatened to jail anybody, together with Australian residents, who breached the journey ban, which expired at midnight on Friday.
Round 9,000 Australians are believed to be in India, the place lots of of hundreds of recent coronavirus circumstances are being detected on daily basis, and the variety of deaths hovering.
Since March 2020, Australians have been barred from travelling abroad, and a person exemption is required for overseas guests to enter the nation.
Australia has no widespread group transmission of Covid-19, however has seen a number of outbreaks emerge from lodge quarantine services, inflicting disruptive metropolis lockdowns.
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