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International Students Can Return to South Australia As Quarantine Hub Receives Approval

International Students Can Return to South Australia As Quarantine Hub Receives Approval

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The Parafield Airport in Adelaide has just been approved to serve as a two-week quarantine hub upon arrival of international students in the country. The hub will be under great scrutiny to prevent outbreaks to the citizens of the Southern Australia area. The plan was initially shot down by the Salisbury council. 

“SA will need to continue to meet the longstanding preconditions we have set and ensure Australians are protected from potential COVID outbreaks,” said Education Minister Alan Tudge. This proposed quarantine hub was in the process last May because international students contribute more than $2 billion to the economy of South Australia. 

According to Premier Steven Marshall, “international students add so much to South Australia’s multicultural fabric along with the clear economic benefits for our CBD and our state overall.” 

The approved quarantine hub will hold up to 160 students and is made of single ground floor units. It is very well-ventilated and suitable for the ongoing COVID-19 situation. A quarantine hub is safer than medi-hotels in terms of preventing outbreaks. 

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