Re: Chinese Coronavirus
A special repatriation flight carrying 161 Australians who had been stranded in the United Kingdom has landed in Darwin, where they will begin their quarantine process in the Northern Territory.
The flight, QF 110, is the first of eight such flights, which have been chartered to repatriate about 5,000 Australians in South Africa, Europe and India back home.
The 787 Dreamliner carried the passengers, including 22 children, nine of whom are infants, from London, and they will be transferred directly from a RAAF part of the airport to the Howard Springs quarantine facility.
The direct flight was more than 14,000 kilometres and took close to 16 hours to arrive in Darwin.
BTW the flight cost $2000 per person (not sure about children) and quarantine will cost $2500 each or $5000 per family. expensive business especially as some people had already booked on other airlines but kept getting cancelled.
After the State and federal cabinet met today the Australian PM, Scotty from Marketing, says he wants all Australians who want to return from overseas back home within two months, but it will be dependent on flights and "cooperation from state and territory governments".