It was a gloomy, lifeless winter in the middle of Melbourne – Australia’s second largest city and the country’s cultural and gastronomic capital.
When a second coronavirus outbreak set in, triggered by loopholes in the city’s mandatory hotel quarantine system for returning overseas travelers, the southern state of Victoria and its capital, one of the toughest in the west, were locked down again.
Neighboring New South Wales closed on Aug.. July closed its borders and divided families – a restriction that was finally lifted after 137 days and sparked a series of tearful reunions with loved ones. Flights between Melbourne and Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, typically cost up to 60 a day. It’s the second longest route in the world, but Qantas only had one
as of Monday
Qantas, Melbourne, Sydney Airport, Jetstar, Virgin Australia Airlines
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