Great way to create more fear and step further backwards compared to most other Western nations.
Take a moment this Saturday night to watch 100,000 AFL fans celebrating the grandfinal and try to find more than a handful of people wearing masks. Australia is down to Hospitals, Aged Care facilities and visiting jails where masks are still required.
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So my Japanese wife can travel to Japan from Australia, stay where she wants, travel where she wants, not wear a mask if she wants but I have to book airfares and hotel accommodation for each night through a travel agent and apply for a visa..... We're both double boosted so then why am I considered such a greater risk?
6 ( +11 / -5 )
I'm living in Australia and pandemic.... What pandemic?
Try to spot someone wearing a mask!!!
Say a tripple vaccinated traveller or even a thousand arrived in Japan.... It's just not going to change Japanese case numbers. I wish they'd just get over these restrictions and open up.
9 ( +18 / -9 )
The sooner, the better. It's almost situation normal in Australia. Full stadiums, full restaurants, full shopping centres, tourists returning, falling hospitalisations and almost no mask wearing.
3 ( +13 / -10 )
Talking 3rd booster by xmas in Australia.
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But being fully vacinated, double boosted, and married to a Japanese lady for 25 years I am still considered a transmission risk and am unable to enter without a compelling reason, applying for exemption, and testing negative before entering. As soon as they ditch border restrictions the better. Covid is well and truly here to stay. It's time to move on.
11 ( +16 / -5 )
What a sad response. I guess they are not allowed to reply with empathy or anything but the approved childish line.
17 ( +19 / -2 )
WoW, am so glad Australia moved on, dropped almost all requirents and opened up.
I wish Japan would do the same.
11 ( +21 / -10 )
Australia the great reset. Congratulations to Albo!
13 ( +14 / -1 )
Masks should be a persons personal choice. Mask or no mask Covid is here to stay. Am glad Japan is realising and now committed to opening up.
10 ( +15 / -5 )
Very sad.. We had fantastic coverage in Australia. For me I wonder why we dont simply have the Olympics.
0 ( +2 / -2 )
The government was foolish to believe people can be trusted and here is the proof. Do these people and the government not see what is happening in Brazil and India. The threat is very real.
2 ( +4 / -2 )
So excited, I know it's going to be an amazing Olympics. Australia is sending it's largest team in history and we're ready for gold Oi, Oi, Oi!
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Does this not go against the IOC human rights charter?
Ask people in Hong Kong, Taiwan or the thousands of Uighur camp detaineesi f they see their treatment as being in the spirit of solidarity.
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Sounds like.. a free pass for asymptomatic super spreaders.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
How will they guarantee medical facilities for Olympians if they are struggling with their own people? I want the Olympics but just can't seem to see how they can proceed without sacrificing the health of Japanese. It's very sad indeed.
6 ( +8 / -2 )
...And then have three times as many people on half as many trains.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
These Islands need to be developed on by Japan and Japan needs to take ownership.
11 ( +15 / -4 )
Slightly confused as to why schools are to reopen but then again looks like a State of Emergency has no real enforceable controls over people or businesses anyways.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
Simple.. postpone it one year, start the build up, and it'll go down as being one of the greatest games ever. Hold it in 16 weeks and it'll go down in history as most likely one of the worst.
5 ( +6 / -1 )
And people continue to say this is the safe clean green alternative to generating electricity.
5 ( +7 / -2 )
Can he appeal? My wife and I are in a loving relationship but I'm sure we'd both have each others DNA all over us..
9 ( +10 / -1 )
Perhaps they can use the water to fill swimming pools... I'd imagine when it's dilluted into the entire ocean the levels would be low but is it fair the whole World has to pay for their making?
0 ( +4 / -4 )
Madness.... I believe they still can't even get robots into one of the reactors it's that radioactive.
6 ( +6 / -0 )
Should be built into price of ticket..... That's how you streamline!
-2 ( +0 / -2 )
Well I hope the Australian Government balls up to defend what will then be illegal poaching of whales in the Arctic waters!
-5 ( +9 / -14 )