COVID update: Australia raises international arrival cap – allowing more stranded citizens to return home

Stranded Aussies face a reprieve after Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced international arrival caps can be elevated.

Caps on abroad arrivals to Australia can be returned to greater ranges later within the month, paving the way in which for more citizens and everlasting residents to come home.

The problem was mentioned at nationwide cupboard on Friday in Canberra.

They agreed to carry the bounds on February 15, Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced.

The numbers had been quickly halved after new strains of coronavirus emerged within the UK and South Africa.

NSW will return to a cap of about 3000 folks every week, whereas Queensland is reverting to 1000.

Victoria will enhance its weekly lodge quarantine capability to 1310 and SA has agreed to take 530 folks every week.

Scott Morrison made the announcement on Friday.
Scott Morrison made the announcement on Friday. Credit score: AAP

“I’m nonetheless working by means of preparations with Premier McGowan,” he stated.

“They’re clearly nonetheless working by means of among the problems with this newest case.

“So we simply need to make it possible for’s appropriately paced, about after they may find a way to return to these earlier caps in Western Australia.”

The federal authorities can be investigating doubling capability of the Howard Springs quarantine facility within the Northern Territory from its present degree of 850.