PM Scott Morrison Says Government Has Closed India Travel Loophole [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

PM Scott Morrison Says Government Has Closed India Travel Loophole [Headlines]

Direct commercial and repatriation flights have been suspended until mid-May amid worsening cases of COVID-19 in India. And more top stories.

By Jefferson ShawFriday 30 Apr 2021News

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Government has closed a loophole that has allowed people to travel from India to Australia via a third country.

Two cricketers were among those who landed in Melbourne yesterday after flying from India through Doha.

Direct commercial and repatriation flights have been suspended until mid-May amid worsening cases of COVID-19.

The ongoing COVID crisis in India will be a key focus for National Cabinet when it meets today.

Yesterday, India recorded its biggest spike in coronavirus cases so far, with almost 380,000 people testing positive in 24-hours.

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Queensland health officials says a COVID breach at Brisbane Airport poses a low risk to others.

Two passengers from Papua New Guinea were let into the green zone of the airport yesterday, going into shops and a toilet.

Five people have been arrested over a home invasion at Liverpool, in Sydney’s south-west overnight.

A woman and four men are being questioned by police.

There is 1900 tonnes of contaminated land affecting waterfront properties at Hunters Hill that will be cleaned up.

The soil contaminated by chemicals from industrial activity more than 100 years ago will be sealed up and shipped to the US.

Sydney is in for another smoky day, prompting a warning for poor air quality.

Firefighters are continuing work on hazard reduction burns in the favourable conditions.

Ants could soon be exported as a protein source.

The CSIRO and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are releasing a road map into how Australia can make the most of the emerging edible insect industry.

The sector is tipped to be worth almost $1.5 billion in the next two years.