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My brother is coming home

My brother has been living in London for the last decade, and so far has spent the pandemic working from home in his flat. Having made the decision to return to Australia a few weeks ago, he packed up his life, booked several return flights (just in case), and received one dose of the Pfizer vaccination. Yesterday he boarded a non-stop Qantas repatriation flight to Darwin, and is all set for a two-week stay at the Howard Springs Hotel Quarantine. In two weeks my family hopes to all meet – we can’t wait to see him.

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