A Hong Kong lawmaker who met President Xi Jinping during a visit by the Chinese leader to the territory last week said he tested positive for Covid-19 two days after the meeting
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The Australian government has announced an end to requirements for international travellers to declare Covid-19 vaccination status.
Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil and Health Minister Mark Butler on Sunday announced that, from Wednesday, travellers arriving in Australia will no longer have to complete a Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) to declare vaccination status. It marks an end to all Australia’s international travel restrictions more than two years after they were first introduced in March 2020 to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Lawmaker who met Xi is positive
A Hong Kong lawmaker who met President Xi Jinping during a visit by the Chinese leader to the territory last week said he tested positive for Covid-19 two days after the meeting. Steven Ho, who is part of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB), said he tested negative on June 30, the day he was seen in a photo with Xi.
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