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Despite winning Covid war, Aussies still find something to moan about

Too many expats want to come home, leaving the country worried it doesn’t have enough quarantine facilities

Lidia Kelly

Australia’s triumph in reining in Covid-19 while infections spiral up in many parts of the world is making the country a “victim of our own success”, as Australians overseas want to come home, a cabinet minister said on Sunday.

The country closed its borders in March to all but citizens and residents, and the government has kept entries capped and put those allowed in into a two-week mandatory quarantine.

At the weekend, Australia saw its first week of no locally acquired coronavirus infections and no related deaths since the start of the pandemic. Victoria, the hotspot of the pandemic, recorded on Sunday its 16th consecutive day of no new cases and no deaths...

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