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Australia Defends Ban on Citizens Returning From Virus-Hit India

  • PM Morrison says decision is in his nation’s health interests
  • Breaches can be punished with 5 years jail, $51,000 fines
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WATCH: The Australian government defended its travel ban on India, despite concerns from the Human Rights Commission. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended banning Australian citizens from returning from India, amid criticism by human rights groups that the government’s threat to punish breaches with fines of roughly $50,000 and five years imprisonment is heavy-handed.