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Hundreds of Kiwis, Australians repatriated in flight from Nepal

Hundreds of Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents boarded a chartered flight in Kathmandu bound for Sydney after being stranded for weeks in Nepal.

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The flight left Kathmandu for Sydney with 281 passengers on board. Source: Associated Press

It was only the second flight to Australia since a lockdown was imposed in March to prevent spread of the coronavirus.

Australian Ambassador Peter Budd said it was a full flight with 281 people on board including 17 infants.

The passengers will spend two weeks in government quarantine after reaching Sydney.