Australia resumes evictions from Melbourne to New Zealand despite coronavirus | News from the world


The New Zealand Minister of Health has expressed dissatisfaction with Australia’s plans to resume evictions in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.A secure isolation hotel is being prepared in Auckland to quarantine 30 New Zealand deportees from Australia; first arrivals from Covid-19 seized both sides of the Tasman.

Health Minister Chris Hipkins said, “We get them because we have to get them, but it would be wrong to say that we are happy with them. However, Australia has the legal right to do what it does. ”

Hipkins said that everything would be done to ensure their effective quarantine and their safe release into the community.

Filipa Payne, inmate defender and co-founder of the rights group Iwi N Aus, said that eight of the 30 people were detained in a detention center in Melbourne, the center of the most recent coronavirus epidemic in Australia .

The other men were detained at the Villawood Detention Center in Sydney and the Brisbane Transit Shelter.

The men were “relieved” to leave the detention. “Unfortunately, they can’t wait to leave Australia, a place they called home,” said Payne.


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