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We have more detail about the two travellers from southern Africa who tested positive for Covid-19 in Sydney.
A Qatar Airways flight from Doha landed in Sydney around 7pm last night. Fourteen of the passengers were from one of the nine southern African countries of South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, Malawi, and the Seychelles.