Coronavirus live news: Australia vaccine human trials to start, Trump wears mask in public – The Guardian

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On Friday Australia’s national cabinet decided to more than halve the number of overseas flights, cutting the number of Australians who can return home by at least 4,000 a week.

The decision followed days of senior politicians including Scott Morrison, New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian, and federal finance minister Mathias Cormann, arguing Australians who want to come home now should have come home in March, when the government issued an unprecedented alert to citizens overseas who wished to return to do so “as soon as possible” on 17 March.

The decision has concerned many Australian expats who contacted Guardian Australia explaining they had not returned in March because of their work, including foreign health services and the aid sector, or fear of contracting coronavirus in transit, flight cancellations, and complications ranging from pregnancy to pets.

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