Queensland premier wants all flights from India suspended amid COVID crisis

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk wants the federal government to halt all flights from India as the COVID-19 outbreak there worsens.

Cabinet’s national security committee will meet on Tuesday to discuss harsher further measures and decide on assistance for the ailing country.

Palaszczuk said all inbound flights from India must be suspended to protect Australia from the strain of the virus ravaging India.

“Other countries have done a temporary suspension. I don’t think it would be out of kilter for Queensland and Australia to also do the same,” she told reporters on Tuesday.

“We’re due to have some direct flights coming in the next couple of weeks.

“Our health authorities are on high alert, we’re very worried about the…

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