Sydney: 1900 Delta virus cases were reported in Australia on Sunday. The two most populous states in the country, Victoria and New South Wales reported 1887 new cases and 13 deaths. 1 case was reported from Tasmania. The island had not reported a single case for the last 58 days .
Earlier Australian government had announced its decision to lift the 18-month long ban on international travel from next month for some states when 80% of people aged 16 and over are fully vaccinated. At present,56% of Australians were fully vaccinated and 80% have received at least one dose.
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Australia closed its international borders in March 2020, allowing only a limited number of people to leave or return to the country. All arriving passengers have been subjected to mandatory 14-day quarantine period in a hotel at their expense.