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Australia’s medical chief Paul Kelly says he gave no health advice to jail India arrivals

Comments come after foreign minister says decision to criminalise Australians returning from India was made ‘on the basis of advice from the chief medical officer’

Australia’s chief medical officer Paul Kelly says he did not provide specific advice to government around fines and jail time for people returning home from India, but provided health advice on “how to keep Australians safe”.

The Morrison government says its controversial decision to criminalise returns to Australia from India as the country battles a Covid-19 humanitarian disaster was “entirely founded in the advice of the chief medical officer”.

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