Australia to halve overseas arrivals amid strain on quarantine hotels

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Australia will halve the number of international arrivals this month to alleviate the pressure on the country's hotel quarantine system from the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday. The further restrictions on passenger arrivals from overseas come as Australia battles with simultaneous outbreaks of the variant in Sydney and two other major cities, placing nearly half of the country's population under strict lockdowns. Under the measure set to come into force by July 14 and remain until Aug. 31, weekly caps on international arrivals w...

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