Australians could die from Covid in India under travel ban, medical chief warns

Australians could die from Covid in India under travel ban, medical chief warns

The Guardian

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But Prof Paul Kelly recommended suspending arrivals, citing ‘significant risk’ of coronavirus leaking from hotel quarantine

Australia’s chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, has warned the government that citizens stranded in India face the prospect of serious illness without healthcare and a “worst-case scenario” of death from Covid under a controversial ban on travel to Australia.

But given Australia’s “limited” quarantine facilities, Kelly recommended the government go ahead with its decision to suspend arrivals from India until 15 May, noting it would be the first time that such a determination had been used to prevent Australian citizens and permanent residents entering Australia.

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