The vaccine is now only recommended in Australia for adults over age 60 after two women aged 48 and 52 died from rare blood clots that were blamed on AstraZeneca's product.
The government will charter more airliners to repatriate Australians, but the reduced limit on commercial passenger arrivals could continue until next year
The Australian government announced in December it would ask the WTO to intervene in its dispute with China over barley and expects other nations to become involved in the case.
Morrison is the first major world leader to visit New Zealand since both countries shut their borders last year to contain the virus.
The Australian PM further informed that a flight packed with medical supplies and equipment to support India took off from Sydney earlier on Friday.
According to media reports here, Morrison said he "doesn’t see an appetite" for Australia opening to the world at the moment, and that he intended to be “cautious”
COVID-19 travel ban on Australians returning from India not to be extended beyond May 15: PM Scott Morrison
The government threatened to prosecute them with a possibility of five years of jail term or a penalty of 66,000 Australian dollars.
The Australian government, for the first time in history, recently imposed a ban on its citizens from returning home, if they have spent time in India up to 14 days before flying back.
Around 9,000 Australians are believed to be in India, where hundreds of thousands of new coronavirus cases are being detected every day and the death toll is soaring.
The government threatened to prosecute them with a possibility of five years of jail term or a penalty of 66,000 Australian dollars (USD 50,899).
Australia to spend 747 million dollars for upgrading 4 defence bases to boost Indo-Pacific engagements
Morrison announced the multi-million dollar investment stating that the objective was to pursue peace rather than sending any message to China.
While the list of high-risk countries was still being finalised, Morrison said the announcement was made keeping in view India's worsening second wave of the coronavirus.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday said that his country perceived India as a natural partner in shaping the future of the Indo-Pacific.
He also posted a video message on Twitter and noted that last year the festival was overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.
PM Morrison said that a lawmaker's staff member at the center of the latest allegations of sexual misconduct had been terminated over 'disgusting and sickening' behaviour.