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Australia accused of abandoning its citizens in India

The COVID-19 situation in India is getting more grim as each day passes, and Australia’s response of cancelling all flights from there and threatening Australian citizens with jail if they try to come home, has certainly caused enormous distress to the Indian community here.

About 9000 Australians have registered with DFAT that they want to return from India, which has now reached 20 million cases and more than 200,000 deaths – figures widely believed to be massively under reported.

Today on Please Explain, Tory Maguire speaks with health reporter Rachel Clun about the increasingly dire COVID-19 situation in India and the Australians who have been left to fend for themselves.

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