National cabinet adopts coronavirus pre-flight testing, masks on planes

Katie Burgess
EW
By Katie Burgess, and Elliot Williams
Updated January 8 2021 - 7:17am, first published 5:30am
Austin, 5, and Evie Matthews, 7, wearing masks at Canberra Airport on Friday after returning home. Masks are now mandatory on all flights. Picture: Karleen Minney

Australian authorities are scrambling to get on top of a new, more contagious mutation of the coronavirus, which moves faster than previous strains.

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Katie Burgess

Katie Burgess

Federal politics reporter

EW

Elliot Williams

Canberra Times journalist

I've been a reporter with The Canberra Times since 2017 and as a proud Canberran it's been an honour to tell the stories of my hometown. I'm currently reporting on the public service and examining the ins and outs of a very important part of our city. Email: elliot.williams@canberratimes.com.au

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