Australia’s achievement in controlling the spread of COVID-19 while cases rise in many parts of the world is making the country a “victim of our own success” as Australians overseas want to come home, Education Minister Dan Tehan told Sky News television.
“With what’s happening with COVID-19 in other parts of the world, we’re almost becoming a victim of our own success here in Australia, with more people wanting to come back,” Education Minister Dan Tehan told Sky News television on Sunday.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that there are not enough quarantine facilities for others, such as thousands of international students.
“Within the existing caps, priority has to be given to returning Australians,” Tehan said.
Australia saw on Saturday its first week of no coronavirus community transmissions and no related deaths since the start of the pandemic.