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India flight ban called ‘un-Australian” as Indian-born Newcastle residents lose loved ones to COVID-19 | Newcastle Herald



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The Australian government’s move to ban incoming flights from COVID-crippled India has been declared “un-Australian” as Indian Novocastrians describe losing loved ones in the country’s severe outbreak. Ajay Rana, who moved to Newcastle from India 23 years ago, received news Tuesday his aunt had died after battling coronavirus. The president of the Indian Association of Newcastle said he didn’t agree with the Australian government’s ban on flights from India and threats to punish people who broke the border rules. “I understand where they are coming from, their prime job is to protect their citizens,” he said. “But people over there are citizens too and the Australian government has a responsibility to…

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