Australia's borders likely to stay closed until 2021 - Minister says

Australia's borders likely to stay closed until 2021 - Minister says

- Australia's borders will likely be closed till 2021, the country's trade minister has said

- Simon Birmingham says the country will look to relax entry rules for students and other long-term visitors

- The disclosure was made on Wednesday, 17 June

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Australia's trade minister Simon Birmingham has said the country is unlikely to reopen its border to international travellers until next year due to Covid-19.

The minister, however, said Australia will look to relax entry rules for students and other long-term visitors.

Birmingham, who made the disclosure on Wednesday, June 17, said a quarantine rule for returning citizens could be applied to international students and other visitors who plan to stay for a long period of time.

He said: "We can simply work through the 14-day quarantine periods that have worked so well in terms of returning Australians to this country safely."

In other news, a man in the United States who almost died of organ failure following his admission in the hospital after he was diagnosed with Covid-19 has been slapped with $1.1 million bill for medical expenses.

Michael Flor, 70, was admitted on March 4 after he was diagnosed with the killer disease at a hospital in the northwestern city of Seattle.

Flor was released from Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah on May 5 and allowed to go home before he was served with a 181-page bill explaining his charges.

“I opened it and said ‘holy [bleep]!“ said Flor.

Australia says borders likely to stay closed until 2021

Brisbane Airport. Photo credit: Bitcoinist.
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a senior recruiter at the South Carolina National Guard, Brittany Conley, shared the inspiring story of how she went from suffering from lower IQ to becoming an achiever.

Coley, who took to her LinkedIn page to share her story, said she was born to a teenage parent and suffered lower IQ and academic achievement.

She said: "My parents tried but between their battles of drug/alcohol abuse, mental illness, and domestic issues inside my home, I left at the age of 16. I became emancipated at 17 and barely graduated high school."

Conley said she decided to join the national guard, adding that the decision gave her numerous opportunities that changed her life.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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