Australia has imposed a blanket ban on arrivals from India, with those daring to violate it to face jail time and heavy fines. The move has been met with criticism, but the government insists it’s needed to protect public health.
The controversial rule came into force on Monday, barring Australian citizens from returning to the country from the Covid-19 hotspot until May 15. Those who ignore the restrictions face five years behind bars and/or a fine of AUS$66,600 Australian dollars (US$51,500).
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