Australia considering shorter Covid-19 quarantine for students and low-transmission countries

Labor’s health spokesman, Chris Bowen, warned that Australians would not accept “a separate set of rules for business people, for some other others”. “I’m reluctant to see separate rules for some when it comes to quarantine.” The trade and tourism minister, Simon Birmingham, told Sky News the government was doing “a lot of contingency work” on scenarios to reopen “all parts of the economy”. Birmingham said it was not possible to “put a firm date” on the trans-Tasman travel bubble opening, citing the fact it would require agreement from New Zealand and further work to prepare airports for arrivals.