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Australia to End Mandatory Home Isolation for Covid-19 Patients

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Last Updated: September 30, 2022, 08:48 IST

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A woman takes a test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a testing centre in Sydney. (Reuters Photo)

A woman takes a test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a testing centre in Sydney. (Reuters Photo)

Australia began living with the virus from early this year through a staggered easing of curbs in the wake of higher vaccinations.

Australia will end the mandatory five-day home quarantine for COVID-infected people on Oct. 14, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Friday, as the country scrapped one of the last remaining restrictions from the pandemic era.

“We want a policy that promotes resilience and capacity-building and reduces a reliance on government intervention," Albanese said during a media briefing.

After largely containing the virus through tough border restrictions and snap lockdowns earlier in the pandemic, Australia began living with the virus from early this year through a staggered easing of curbs in the wake of higher vaccinations.

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