Coronavirus Live News: Belgium To Ease Restrictions Despite Sharp Cases Rise; Dutch Daily Infections Hit New High

In

Australia, 17 passengers who travelled to Australia from New Zealand have been caught trying to enter the locked down city of Melbourne.

The two countries announced a travel bubble to allow limited international travel for some citizens earlier this month, and three flights from New Zealand touched down at Sydney Airport on Friday, prompting joyous scenes.

But the travel bubble arrangement was not extended to the state of Victoria and its capital Melbourne, a city hit hard by Covid-19, which is not accepting any international passengers.

Seventeen passengers from New Zealand flew to Sydney before taking a connecting flight to Melbourne.

The state’s health authorities say they do not have the legal authority to detain the travellers.

But the state said it did “not expect to receive international travellers” as a result of other states making arrangements with New Zealand.

“The Victorian Government has made it clear to the Commonwealth that we expect NZ passengers who have not undertaken quarantine will not be permitted to board flights in Sydney bound for Melbourne,” the Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.

Source : https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/oct/16/coronavirus-live-news-france-reports-record-new-cases-as-who-warns-europes-case-surge-is-of-great-concern?page=with:block-5f8a0ec58f08e6116dc86fe0

Coronavirus live news: number of US cases surpasses 8 million; France reports 25,086 new infections
Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 40m; US cases rise in 48 states
Coronavirus: US Midwest states report near-record jumps in new cases — as it happened
Coronavirus latest: Ireland orders new curbs on non-essential retailers, bars and restaurants
The Latest: UK helps nearly 1,400 arts groups survive virus
Second wave: How the rest of Europe is dealing with an alarming rise in cases
The Latest: China to test city of 9 million amid new cases
Row between Westminster and Manchester continues amid confusion over talks
Ireland enters highest level of Covid-19 restrictions
Blood of recovered Covid-19 patients shows little benefit as treatment