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Man fighting to farewell dying father dealt another ‘cruel’ blow

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A man who became stuck in hotel quarantine in Sydney is travelling to Queensland today on an exemption to see his dying father with another ‘heartless’ blow ahead. 

Mark Kilian and his wife were repeatedly barred by Queensland Health despite being fully vaccinated and returning numerous negative COVID-19 tests.

After more than a week fighting to gain an exemption, the couple will fly to Queensland in full PPE equipment today.

“We’re not sure what the protocol is, what’s going to happen once we get there,” Mr Kilian told Deborah Knight in a conversation earlier today.

“We’re both somewhat stoic, so there probably won’t be many words but there will be hugs and probably tears, or something in between.”

But comments made later this morning by Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young has created another barrier for the Kilians in their farewell.

Dr Young said Mark will not be allowed to hug his father Frans due to a risk of transmitting COVID-19.

“Mark’s dad is terminal – he’s dying,” Deborah said.

“Just heartless, just cruel.”

Press PLAY below to hear more on the heartbreaking update on the Kilians’ plight

Image: Supplied to Nine News 

Deborah Knight
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