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Australian PM scrambles to address backlash over ban on citizens returning from India

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday said it was “highly unlikely” travellers from coronavirus-ravaged India would face the maximum penalties of five years’ jail and a A$66,000 (US$51,000) fine for breaking border rules as he faces pressure to overturn them.Australia last week banned all travellers from India, including its own citizens, entering the country until May 15 due to the surge in Covid-19 cases there, and warned offenders will be prosecuted and penalised.“I don’t think…

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