> Australian man dies in COVID-ravaged India as country’s death toll soars
In a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a Sydney woman identifying as his daughter said her father died from COVID-19 after being “abandoned” by the Australian government.
Wonder who the Australians will believe - their lying Prime Minister or the grieving family.
> Australia Finance Minister Simon Birmingham told The Australian today that the country would likely not reopen its borders until well into 2022. The previous target date for reopening had been June 17.
> In April, a "travel bubble" opened between New Zealand and Australia allowing their citizens to mix without quarantining. But because of several cases, that, too, is currently suspended.
Australia basically just keeps on failing.
Anyway, now sitting at the gate. There are three different checkpoints to check if you have a test result that I had:
- Bag drop off
- Before the security gate
- At the boarding gate
And add to that, a Spanish couple next to me screaming and crying as they couldn't drop off their bags.
Anyway test app was fucked, there is no fucking way this provider can do anything more like do vaccination passports because they can't even work to give me my results.
I'm flying back to Berlin from Spain.
Mayhem with the Covid19 test (rapid antigen only). No slots at the airport test centre. I had to refresh the page multiple times to get a spot but was too late.
At airport, the line was long so I start lining an hour early which was OK with them.
To add to the mayhem, their test result app is completely broken. It turned out that they emailed me the result anyway which I had to bring up my laptop to the bag check desk.
Fuck the Australian PM who now thinks the church should be given more powers (and with an actual ban on Australian citizens from India arriving back in Australia, is now worse than America+Trump)
Australia has criminalized return of its citizens from India. You would think a year on now that they have something actually set up.
India: 147+ million vaccinations, exported 33 million doses, has done more to fight against Covid19 compared to Oz. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-56953052
For the first time, Germany hits the million mark in terms of vaccinations in one day! https://impfdashboard.de/
TIL while watching the 300 sequel
Artemisia I of Caria was a queen of the ancient Greek city-state of Halicarnassus and of the nearby islands of Kos, Nisyros and Kalymnos, in about 480 BC
She fought as an ally of Xerxes I, King of Persia against the independent Greek city states during the 2nd Persian invasion of Greece (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greco-Persian_Wars)
Not all Grecian states back then were on the same side, some were neutral and others even allied with the Persians.
Looking at the crop of comments:
Australians are going insane over the variants, Australians don't even trust vaccines nor quarantine and are perfectly fine keeping the borders closed.
Unless you're a celebrity, or primed to give Australia a lot of money.
Some good news (well good... for Australian insane strict standards) for my parents in Australia who are among the less than 1% vaccinated and can do a 3 month stay on holiday in Europe and do business class/first class return https://smh.com.au/politics/federal/new-home-quarantine-system-being-canvassed-to-allow-aussies-to-travel-20210416-p57jxx.html (which atm is the travel reality)
But Australia still needs to drop flight caps
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