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Australian News in Punjabi: 14 August 2020

Australian residents returning from India Source: AAP Image/David Mariuz

Presenting the major national and international news stories of today; sports, currency exchange rates and the weather forecast for tomorrow.

In this bulletin...

  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison defends the government’s response to coronavirus outbreaks in the aged care sector
  • A man in his 20s among 14 new COVID-19 deaths in Victoria
  • And, the number of international travellers entering Australia has dropped dramatically during the pandemic, with just 5400 foreign visitors arriving in the country in June.

Almost 16,000 Australians returned home from overseas during the month, a reduction of 98 per cent compared with June last year.

Roughly 12 per cent flew home from India, which was the largest share of any country.

Less than 60 international students arrived in Australia in June, a decrease of nearly 100 per cent compared to the 45,980 students in the same month the previous year.

Residents in metropolitan Melbourne are subject to stay-at-home orders and can only leave home for food and essential supplies, work, study, exercise or care responsibilities. People are also advised to wear masks in public.

People in Australia must stay at least 1.5 metres away from others. Check your state’s restrictions on gathering limits. 

If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, stay home and arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080. 

News and information is available in 63 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus 

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