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COVID-19: Australian International borders to remain closed for 2021 – Brendan Murphy, Health Department Secretary

COVID-19: Australian International borders to remain closed for 2021 – Brendan Murphy, Health Department Secretary

Well, this isn’t good news.

In a question asked on ABC TV this morning on whether international borders would open this year, Brendan Murphy, Secretary to the Commonwealth Department of Health had this answer:

“I think the answer is probably no,”

Professor Brendan Murphy, Secretary, Department of Health

He doesn’t think extensive vaccination of Australia’s population would help, as it is still unknown whether the vaccine prevents transmission, as well as reducing the severity of the infection

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This is very bad news for airlines, the travel industry, Australian and overseas travellers and our nearest neighbours. He didn’t even hold out the possibility of travel bubbles.

Oh dear.

Let’s hope he is a pessimist, I suppose.

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