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    The West Australian Government has struck a deal with the Commonwealth to transfer any passengers with Covid-19 to two private hospitals, while the remainder, all foreign nationals, will catch charter flights back to Germany.

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    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

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