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Covid hotel quarantine less strict than Australia's

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Asked about differences between England and Australia's systems, including fewer restrictions on hotel guests' movements for those in England, she said: "We are following the data in our own country and applying the measures that apply in our own country."

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban slammed for using celeb 'privilege' to skip Australia's mandatory quarantine

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Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are facing backlash from fans after they were able to skip the 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine upon arriving in Sydney, Australia. The couple took a private jet to Australia and were spotted back at their luxury Southern Highlands estate just hours after landing, according to reports. They were with their daughters, Faith and Sunday.

Covid: Australia in talks over quarantine-free travel

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From Friday, New Zealanders will be able to travel to some Australian states - New South Wales, Canberra and the Northern Territory - without having to quarantine. But they will have to quarantine in a hotel upon their return home.

Covid: Why Australia's 'world-class' quarantine system has seen breaches

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Supporters of the idea point out that non-hotel quarantine sites are already in use - such as Darwin's Howard Springs facility, an upgraded mining camp which has 3,000 beds. They note that the first Australians who returned during the pandemic - from Wuhan in China - were quarantined in an immigration detention centre on Christmas Island.

NSW to trial geolocation and facial recognition app for home-based quarantine


The NSW government has announced the state will undergo a trial of home-based quarantine for people arriving in Australia based around a mobile app using geolocation and face recognition. The pilot will be jointly operated by NSW Health and NSW Police and entails a seven-day home-based quarantine program for around 175 people. It will be run across a four-week period and commence sometime this month. The app will use geolocation and face recognition technology to monitor whether a person is complying with the state's quarantine rules. It will also provide people with a testing schedule and symptom checker.