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Australia PM says need 80% of adult population vaccinated before reopening

/ 04:20 PM July 30, 2021
French President Macron meets Australian PM Morrison in Paris

FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

SYDNEY — Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday said 80% of the country’s adult population would have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before the country can start reopening its borders to selected countries.

That level of vaccination would lead to an extension of “travel bubbles” with other candidate countries, and those vaccinated would have “special rules” applied to them as they would pose lesser health risk to community, he added.

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