Cricketers among Australians stranded in India

Cricketers among Australians stranded in India – FBC News

Cricketers among Australians stranded in India – FBC News

From Monday, anyone who has been in India within 14 days of their intended arrival date in Australia will be banned from entering the country.

The penalties could include facing up to five years in prison or a $66,000 fine.

Almost 9,000 Australians are now stranded in India, according to ABC News.

The U.S. government told its citizens to leave India as soon as possible because of the country's escalating Covid-19 crisis.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese said the government needed to offer vaccines and financial support for Australian citizens stuck in India.

Meanwhile, on Friday, Australia extended the ambit of flight ban from India by shutting transit routes through Doha, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, ABC News reported. It's intensified calls for more to be done to get Australians home, reports the BBC's Frances Mao from Sydney.

Any change to allow travellers to start coming back will be based on the epidemiology in India, public health risk in Australia and quarantine capacity, Mr Hunt said.

One doctor told Australian TV that the government's move was disproportionate to the threat posed by those returning from India.

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Some Australians, including cricketers Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson, reportedly took advantage of a loophole to return from India via Doha.

He said that those arriving in Kenya within the said 72 hours from India shall undertake mandatory testing and those who test positive for Covid-19 shall would be isolated for 14 days at their own cost.

"National cabinet expressed solidarity with the Indian community both within Australia and overseas", Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement yesterday, not fronting the media after the meeting.

On Thursday 3,498 people died in India from Covid-19, at the end of a horror week where daily deaths averaged over 3,000.

India's coronavirus death toll neared the bleak milestone of 200,000 with another 2,771 fatalities reported on Tuesday, while its armed forces pledged urgent medical aid to help battle the staggering spike in infections.

More than 150 overseas-acquired cases have been reported across the country in the past week, many from India.

Australia is sending over ventilators, a "significant" supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and oxygen concentrators.

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