Canberra-Melbourne Qantas flights canceled after Victoria Lockdown Canberra Times

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Many flights between Canberra and Melbourne were canceled on Friday as Victoria entered the first day of a circuit breaker lockdown following a spike in coronavirus incidents. Qantas canceled half of flights between the two cities, including an evening flight to Melbourne for those working in Canberra. Politicians in Victoria have reportedly decided to stay in Canberra. Federal Greens MP Adam Band is among those opting for a weekend in the capital instead of entering the woods. Mr. Band said on the morning radio when he hadn’t told his kids, it was a good opportunity to get some work done. Qantas and Virgin are the only two airlines currently operating between Canberra and Melbourne. All Virgin flights were still scheduled as normal on Friday afternoon. However, Virgin canceled 10 Melbourne services with other cities when the lockout was announced. Read more: A spokesman for Canberra Airport said the cancellation of the flight was a decision of the airlines and could not be controlled. He said this was probably the result of passenger cancellations due to the new COVID-19 ban in Victoria. To prevent Victoria from entering the area without a waiver after a new travel ban was imposed on Friday, ACT health officials at Canberra Airport were checking passengers arriving there. ACT Health has advised Victoria against unnecessary travel, due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 condition. Those traveling to the state were advised to comply with all public health restrictions imposed by the Victorian government on Friday. ACT Health said that as Victoria’s condition continues to worsen, travelers should be prepared to change their travel plans at short notice, and also be prepared to follow all public health guidelines on their return. More to come. Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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