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Half-empty India repatriation flight lands in Darwin after travel ban lifts

About half of the Australians due to return were barred from flying after 40 tested positive to Covid and others were deemed close contacts

About 80 Australians who were stranded in coronavirus-ravaged India after the Morrison government banned them from returning home have touched down in Darwin on the first post-ban repatriation flight.

More than 70 people due to fly were blocked in the final hours on Friday after 40 tested positive for Covid-19 with a further 30 also unable to fly because they were close contacts.

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