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(CNN) -- In the fight against Ebola, Australia has said: No thanks.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announced "strong controls" on arrivals from West African countries affected by cases of the deadly disease.
Telling Australia's parliament during a question time session Monday that his ministry was currently "not processing any application from these (Ebola) affected countries," he said that the government was also suspending its humanitarian program.
He added that holders of permanent Australian visas based in these countries would be subject to a mandatory, three-week quarantine process prior to their departure. Visitors approved to travel to Australia will also face further screening and followup checks upon arrival.
originally posted by: paraphi
originally posted by: JG1993
I think it's worth noting I couldn't find this on any American news outlets.
Before jumping the gun, you probably need to await for the sun to rise in the US before saying they are not covering a bit of Australian news.
However, just so you don't think it's all a terrible conspiracy, I have just looked at it is being covered on CNN... edition.cnn.com...
To topic. While I am distressed by this terrible disease, I cannot help thinking that Australia are using this as a pretext to stop more asylum seekers reaching their shores. I am not going to comment on the rights of that position.