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To Melbourne now, where the Victorian health minister Martin Foley has been speaking. He said the Victorian government was “very pleased” that national cabinet yesterday adopted a Victorian proposal around hotel quarantine arrangements and requiring pre-flight tests for people travelling to Australia.
He said he was also pleased that the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee had updated its advice around management of people who test positive to Covid-19 in response to the new, more infectious variants of the virus.
Guardian Australia reporter Luke Henriques-Gomes has spoken to South Australian woman Nicole Clark, who had a miscarriage by the side of the road while trying to get home from regional New South Wales, after state border restrictions were introduced in response to the Covid-19 outbreak in Sydney.
It’s a tragic story, made more difficult for Clark by the intense public backlash from people who incorrectly believed she was blaming state government border policies, particularly the Victorian government’s border policies, for her miscarriage.
I ended up defending myself and trying to fill in the gaps. Some of the comments from some of the women, they blow me away.
I want an acknowledgement of the fact that I was a woman in distress. I had a miscarriage and I was grieving. And I was humiliated.