Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced to evacuate “vulnerable Australians” to the island. About six hundred Australians are said to have recently been to the Chinese province of Hubei. There is also the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus outbreak.
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Beautiful beaches on Christmas Island.
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The evacuees are housed on Christmas Island in a detention center, which has its own medical department. In a letter to ABC, local politician Gordon Thomson says the authorities on the island have not been informed of the decision. According to him, Christmas Island thus becomes a “leper colony.”
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