First Australian repatriation flight from India lands in Darwin

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Australia has carried out its first repatriation flight from India after ending its controversial travel ban from the Covid-hit country.

The government said 80 people arrived in Darwin on Saturday, and would be quarantined for a fortnight.

Their Qantas flight was originally scheduled to carry 150 people onboard.

But 70 passengers were later barred from travel after testing positive for coronavirus or coming into close contact with others who were.

Australia’s strict rules on pre-flight testing meant there was not enough time for the seats to be given to others waiting to return.

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