16 days ago • Posted by Charles-Henry Monchau

Aussies trying to return home from India face up to $66,600 in fines or five years imprisonment

Australians trying desperately to return home from COVID-stricken India will face fines and jail time, according to treasurer Josh Frydenberg, who defended the hardline approach as "drastic" but necessary, and denied it's "irresponsible" to leave fellow Australians stranded. "The situation in India is dire. It is very serious. More than 200,000 people have died and there are more than 300,000 new cases a day." “National cabinet noted the chief medical officer’s assessment that India is the first country to meet the threshold of a high-risk country,” the statement said. As The Guardian reports, the move comes after two Australian cricketers circumvented a travel ban after traveling from India to Qatar before returning home, after the government banning all direct flights from India. Source: www.zerohedge.com 

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