Australia sends back far-right British commentator Katie for virus violation rules

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  • Date: 07/20/2021
  • Source: Gulf Today
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Country: Gulf

Australia sends back far-right British commentator Katie for virus violation rules

Katie Hopkins. Gulf Today Report Australia has cancelled the visa of far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins after she boasted on social media that she planned to breach the country's strict hotel quarantine rules, a senior official said on Monday. Hopkins had flown into Sydney to appear on a reality television programme when she posted a video on Instagram talking about answering the door naked and maskless to hotel employees delivering meals to her room. International arrivals to Australia are required to complete 14 days quarantine in a hotel, under rules designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Police later on Monday said a 46-year-old British woman had been fined Aus$1,000 ($737) for not wearing a face mask, and was taken to the airport for deportation. Karen Andrews, Home Affairs Minister, said "Australian authorities acted quickly to make sure that the visa on which Hopkins entered the country was cancelled after the footage appeared on social media." "We will be getting her out of the country as soon as we can possibly arrange that," Andrews told ABC. "She's clearly not someone that we want to keep in this country for a second longer than we have to," said Andrews. In a…