Aussies now must test negative before flights home

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International passengers returning to Australia will now be required to provide a pre-flight negative COVID test, while masks will become compulsory on all flights, under new National Cabinet measures.

At a special meeting between State premiers and Prime Minister Scott MorrisonThe pandemic increasingly fills hospitals with patients who are younger and sicker., it was also agreed that National Cabinet will now meet every fortnight, following the Brisbane lockdown and the ongoing outbreak in Sydney.

At the virtual meeting held this morningcitin, it was also decided that masks would become mandatory on both domestic and international flights in Australia and in all domestic airportsfor several weeks. This wasn.

Previously masks on planes had only been recommendedcovid_19_pandemic_in_saskatchewan. Children under the age of 12 will not be required to wear masksBrown said.

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