Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday defended the decision to ban Australian nationals trying to return to their homeland from India and to provide for jail sentences and fines, saying the decision was in the country's 'best interest' And will prevent the third wave of corona virus.
For the first time in history, the Australian government has recently banned the return of its citizens who have spent 14 days in India before returning to Australia. The government has threatened that such people will be prosecuted and imprisoned for up to five years or fined 66,000 Australian dollars. Morrisson said that this is a temporary arrangement and a very difficult decision. He said, "This arrangement has been made so that we do not have a third wave of (Kovid-19) in Australia and our separate habitat remains strong."
He said that it is in the 'best interest' of the country. The Prime Minister said that he feels bad for the Indian community. "We have seen a seven-fold increase in infection rates among those returning from India at our Howard springs center," said Morrison. He said, "It is important that we make sure that we have a temporary ban so that the arrangements in those isolated centers can be strengthened and the system of investigation can also be strengthened and it is not only leaving India, but Also for the people coming from third country. "
The Prime Minister told the 2GB radio channel that they had brought back about 20,000 people who had been registered through special flights back to the country. Leader of the Opposition Anthony Albany has criticized the Prime Minister for leaving the people of Australia in India and coming back to India to pay fines and imprisonment.