Covid: Australian states enforce travel bans amid Sydney outbreak


ISLAMABAD, December 21 (online): Australian states and territories have begun enforcing entry bans on Sydney residents amid a growing corona virus outbreak in the nation’s largest city.
The border closures outside New South Wales (NSW) have dashed Christmas plans and family reunions for many people.
Airlines cancelled several flights leaving Sydney Airport on Monday, following a midnight deadline.
The city has recorded 83 cases so far in this outbreak, all linked to Sydney’s Northern Beaches region.
Speaking from Canberra on Monday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: “2020 is not done with us yet.”
“The events of the past few days… are incredibly frustrating and disappointing for people all around the country who had plans in place to get together and move in between states.”