Aussie troops to help enforce mandatory quarantine

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Published March 27, 2020, 2:42 PM

By Agence France-Presse 

The Australian military will help enforce the quarantine of travelers returning to the country, with the prime minister unveiling strict new measures and door-to-door checks Friday to rein in the spread of COVID-19.

Some two-thirds of Australia’s 3,000 COVID-19 cases are linked to overseas travel (AFP Photo/Saeed KHAN)

With some two-thirds of Australia’s 3,000 COVID-19 cases still linked to overseas travel, Scott Morrison said 14-day home quarantines would now be actively policed with the help of the military.

Thousands of citizens and residents are still arriving in Australia every day and there have been instances of return travellers repeatedly breaking a promise to stay at home.

Morrison said all returnees arriving after midnight Saturday would now be

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