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PM announces restricted flights from India

Michael McLaren

Dr David Berger, Rural GP emergency doctor, joins Michael regarding PM Scott Morrison’s announcement that Australia will reduce flights from India to 30% as Covid cases surge.

With two-fifths of recent COVID-19 cases in WA quarantine having travelled from India, Dr Berger, who recently co-authored a research paper on preventing the airborne transmission of COVID-19, argues that there is a case for a temporary travel ban from India.

With two people infected at the Mercure Hotel after the virus travelled from one room to another, Dr Berger says the transmission was certainly because of airborne transmission.

“Given the risk that India currently presents with its highly transmissible, highly infectious variant, which is absolutely out-of-control, I think there is an argument for a very temporary cessation of travel from India,” he says.

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