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1. Minister of Education: 70% of vaccinations and more international students can enter the country

Australian Education Minister Alan Tudge said that when 70% of eligible people are fully vaccinated, more overseas students will be able to enter. Once the border opens, Tudge is confident that the international student market will rebound.

Tudge said at a summit on August 16: "Our vaccination rates continue to increase, and our ability to welcome international students back will continue to improve. The next milestone we need to reach is that 70% of the eligible population will Full vaccination-this will bring us into a transitional phase where we can allow more student visa holders to enter the country with isolation arrangements and availability."

Since the NSW lockdown, the number of confirmed cases has continued to rise, and the number of new cases has exceeded 1,000 recently. Now it seems that NSW has gradually "layed down" and no longer pursues zeroing. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian stated to the media: “The number we need to focus on is not the confirmed cases, but the vaccination rate. Once the vaccination rate reaches 70%, we can treat the new crown virus like the flu.” Prime Minister Morrison also Hold the same view.

The views of the prime minister and governor both mean that Australia is ready to coexist with the virus.

2. South Australia will try to enter home quarantine this week, and it will be promoted later or across Australia!

South Australia will trial home quarantine starting this week, and all people participating in the pilot project will be randomly checked for violations of the quarantine order.

According to reports, people entering South Australia from NSW and Victoria will participate in the home isolation pilot this week. The Governor of South Australia, Steven Marshall, said that facial recognition and location software will be used to track the specific location of the quarantined person.

The South Australian government will conduct random checks on people in quarantine at home and require them to prove their location within 15 minutes.

Governor Marshall said: "As the number of people in quarantine continues to increase, it is a very expensive way to let police officers come to check in. Therefore, we will use technical means to track the location of the quarantined person."

"I think the QR code sign-in procedure in South Australia is the best in Australia, and facial recognition and location technology will further our epidemic control measures."

The Department of Health of South Australia will conduct a risk assessment of those who apply for home quarantine and determine that they have a fixed residence. Marshall said he will submit a home quarantine report to the National Cabinet within a few weeks. If the pilot program is successful, other states and territories will also implement home quarantine.

AdelaideNow previously reported that only travelers who have received two doses of the new crown vaccine in Australia and entered from low- and medium-risk countries are eligible for home isolation.

According to the recommendations of the Australian Health Protection Commission, people in home quarantine need to be electronically monitored, such as using an APP with a global positioning system.

3. Sydney inter-regional workers need to apply for a permit, not for inter-regional study

The permission system for authorized workers in Sydney to go to work across districts will take effect. The specifics are: starting at 0:01 am on August 28, all authorized workers living in the "affected area" must present Service NSW when they go to work across districts. license. All those who go to work in the "affected area" also need to show a Service NSW permit.

The 12 "affected areas" are specifically:

  • Bayside
  • Blacktown
  • Burwood
  • Campbelltown
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Cumberland
  • Fairfield
  • Georges River
  • Liverpool
  • Parramatta
  • Strathfield
  • Some part of Penrith is: Caddens, Claremont Meadows,     Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, North St     Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, St Clair and St Marys 

So under the new regulations, do students need to apply for a permit or show proof of vaccination when taking classes across districts? University of Sydney’s official website gave a reply. Although most students are still taking online courses, there are still some students who have to go to school. These students do not need to apply for permits or show vaccination records when taking classes across districts.

If your courses cannot be taught online, you can still leave home and go to school, even if you live in an "affected area", like Burwood, where many international students live. On the way, you may encounter police asking about the reason for going out. The school recommends that you bring your student card with you in case the police asks.

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