The Government has decided to resume International flights to the state in the absence of corona expansion in Victoria. Initially, about 800 people stranded abroad were allowed into the state every week.
The government has banned foreign flights to the state following the outbreak of the Covid outbreak in Victoria. International flights to repatriate those stranded abroad were suspended on February 13 following the outbreak of the Covid UK strain virus on employees of the Quarantine Hotel in Melbourne.
However, the government has decided to resume air services in the state as there have been no active Covid cases for 27 consecutive days.
Acting Premier James Merlino has announced that international flights will be open from April 8.
Initially, however, 800 people a week were allowed into the state from abroad. James Merlino said the Quarantine Hotel would then allow 1,120 people a week after completing all of its ventilation inspections.
The hotel quarantine scheme will be resumed in the state along with the allotment of flights. The project is being restarted by taking strict measures to prevent the virus from spreading from the hotel to the community. The hotel quarantine project is set to resume in the next two weeks.
Covid was attacked in February by staff at a holiday inn hotel near Melbourne airport. This led to a five-day lockdown in the state. The hotel quarantine project was also suspended following this. The hotel quarantine plan was later reviewed and modified.
It has also decided to increase the number of passengers checked four times during the quarantine. In addition, the use of N95 masks in hotels has been increased to prevent the spread of the disease.
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