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  • 7NEWS Australia published this video item, entitled “Border Force on the frontline in Australia’s fight to stop COVID-19 | 7NEWS” – below is their description.

    A small community at the very edge of Torres Strait is now the frontline in Australia’s fight to stop COVID-19 spreading from Papua New Guinea.

    For a year, Border Force has been intercepting threats.

    Now 7NEWS can show you the men and women keeping Australia safe.

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