Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of having “blood on his hands”, as COVID-19 cases surge in India.
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In a post on Twitter, Slater, who was in India as a broadcaster for the Indian Premier League (IPL), said the federal government was neglecting Australians who cannot return home because of the current travel ban.
Flights from India have been banned until at least May 15, with the government introducing penalties including five-year in jail for anyone trying to enter Australia from the COVID-ravaged country.
You cannot enter Australia if you have been in India in the previous 14-days.
The broadcaster has reportedly flown to the Maldives to escape the worsening situation in India.
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