139 people from abroad found infected in 7 days
The Australian Health Minister also said that the government was not taking this decision lightly. This will protect the Australian public health and quarantine systems. With our decision, the corona cases in the Quarantine facility will be reduced to our capacity to handle them. In the last seven days, 139 people from abroad in Australia have been found infected with the corona virus.
Ban imposed after the return of two Australian cricketers
The new Australian government ban has been imposed after two Australian players arrived in Melbourne via Doha last week. Actually, both the cricketers reached Qatar via Australia after direct flights were suspended from India. After which Australia has announced a ban on travelers coming from India through any country, even if they are Australian citizens.
Australia stopped the repatriation of its citizens
Local media said this is the first time any Australian has been criminalized for attempting to return home. Such restrictions were not imposed even at the peak of corona virus cases in Britain and the United States. The restrictions imposed on travelers coming from India have been opposed by the Indian community, human rights institutions and government of Australia.
9000 Australians stranded in India
Senator Matt Canavan, who joined the Australian government, said in a tweet on Monday that it was more important to fix Australia’s quarantine system, we should not leave our people in another country. He said that we should help the Australian team come back from India and not make fun of them. Around 9,000 Australians have registered to return to India.