Flight from India carrying more than 100 Aussies arrives in Adelaide
About 170 Australian travellers who disembarked a flight from India, which landed this morning in Adelaide, went through mandatory testing on arrival.
They were transported to hotels in the Adelaide CBD for their two-week mandatory quarantine.
Flight MH8461 arrived at Adelaide Airport from New Delhi this morning, bringing home about 170 Australian citizens and permanent residents.
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On June 30, three travellers from India to South Australia tested positive to COVID-19.
Hundreds of Australians are still stuck in India where coronavirus cases continue to grow.
A record surge of 55,079 new cases in the past 24 hours took India's coronavirus caseload past 1.6 million, as the government decided lifted a night curfew that has been in force since late March.
The Health Ministry on Friday also reported 779 additional deaths, taking total fatalities to 35,747.
Earlier this month it became the third country in the world to record more than 1 million new cases of coronavirus behind the United States and Brazil.
Facebook group Australians Stuck in India has done a survey which found more than 2000 people are trying to get back to Australia.
They include Australian citizens and permanent residents who had travelled to see sick or dying family members, other people on holiday or visiting for events such as weddings, as well as students and workers who lived in Australia on temporary visa
South Australia has recorded 450 cases since the start of the pandemic and recorded one new case yesterday.
The state has seen two cases in the last two days, both travellers returning from Victoria to South Australia.
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