Australians Seeking to Return Home Must Test COVID-19 Negative 3 Days Before Boarding Flight [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Australians Seeking to Return Home Must Test COVID-19 Negative 3 Days Before Boarding Flight [Headlines]

As nation seeks to keep new strains of COVID-19 at bay, masks are also mandatory on all international flights. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 22 Jan 2021

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team

National Cabinet will meet this morning as new restrictions on Australians wanting to return home come into effect.

From today, Australians seeking to return from overseas must test negative to COVID-19 three days before boarding a flight, as the nation seeks to keep new strains of COVID-19 at bay.

Masks are also mandatory on all international flights.

The Federal Government has rejected a proposal to extend JobKeeper payments for struggling businesses in the hospitality sector beyond March.

The Restaurant and Catering Association of Australia proposed ‘HospoKeeper’ be implemented from April for six months.

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The new US President is focusing on tackling the pandemic, during his first full day in office.

Joe Biden has signed 10 executive orders, ramping up the vaccine rollout and expanding testing.

The idea for a second tunnel under Sydney Harbour has received the green light by the NSW government.

The 6.5km tunnel will link Rozelle to the Warringah Freeway.

Transport Minister Andrew Constance said, once completed, the Western Harbour Tunnel will slash travel times from North Sydney to Sydney Olympic Park by up to 20 minutes.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will today launch a new online resource to support the mental health of Australia’s first responders.

Peak Fortem provides tools to build their mental fitness and deal with confronting situations they face in their work.

A double suicide bombing in Baghdad has killed at least 32 people and wounded dozens more.

The attack in a busy clothes market is the worst the Iraqi capital has seen in several years.

Thousands of UK residents have been evacuated amid widespread flooding across northern England and Wales.

Up to two-months’ worth of rain could fall in just a few days.