Australia : Sydney to test new quarantine system
Australian officials will trial a home quarantine system for fully vaccinated international travellers arriving in Sydney, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as the country moves to reopen its borders despite persistent COVID-19 cases.
Returning Australians who have had both doses of a coronavirus vaccine will be able to quarantine at home for seven days under the trial, instead of spending two weeks in hotel quarantine.
NSW recorded 1284 new local cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours. Twelve people have died with the disease in the past 24 hours.
NSW minister for jobs, tourism, investment and western Sydney, Stuart Ayres confirmed that only double vaccinated arrivals will be able to take advantage of the program when it is launched, and that the trial will run only with fully vaccinated arrivals.