Top News of the Day:
• As the May 15th date approaches for the travel ban from India to be again decided upon. The National Security Committee of Cabinet will meet later today to re-assess whether the travel ban will be extended past May 15th. Considerations are in place to also discuss the use of the Howard Springs facility in Northern Territory just outside Darwin. There are roughly 9000 Australian’s in India.
• Sydney has recorded it’s first locally acquired Covid-19 case in 5 weeks. A man in his 50’s from the Eastern suburbs, who was very active in the community in the first fewdays he was found to be infectious.
• The airline and tourism sectors who have been severely impacted by the affects of Covid-19 have been attempting to secure deals to aid the recovery. However QANTAS has been advised by the ACCC that plans to co-ordinate flights to Japan with Japan Airlines has been ruled out due to the proposed co-ordination appearing to make it more difficult for other airlines to also fly on the Sydney-Tokyo and Melbourne-Tokyo routes.