Australians still stranded overseas have been given another lifeline, with caps on the number of international arrivals into the country set to be boosted.
It comes after limits on the number of people able to touch down in Australia were halved over fears of new COVID-19 strains.
However, following National Cabinet on Friday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the caps will again be increased in order to get more Aussies home.
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Mr Morrison stressed that it’s important to note that “our borders are actually shut”.
The PM said the quarantine facility at Howard Springs in the Northern Territory would also be expanded.
“We are looking to expand the capacity further of Howard Springs,” Mr Morrison said.
“Already expanding it to 850, and potentially well beyond that, which would involve a more than doubling of that capacity at Howard Springs.”
on that proposal,” Mr Morrison said.