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Reasons for pre-flight tests on China are now clear but home Covid strategies remain murky | Paul Karp

While the break from ‘following medical advice’ was a surprise, the political fallout for the government is likely to be limited

When is imposing a pre-flight Covid test requirement on travellers from China against medical advice not a breach of a commitment to follow that advice? When it’s done out of an “abundance of caution”, enough other countries are doing it and it might help squeeze China for more information about its Covid outbreak, apparently.

Those were the explanations the health minister, Mark Butler, offered throughout the week.

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