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Australians may be detained or forced to undergo treatment to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. here's how



The attorney general said that Australians could be held or forced into treatment in a final attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

To do this, it will be necessary to activate the Commonwealth laws that are rarely used in 2015
Who can be detained?
Laws allowing people to be detained or coerced into seeking treatment are described in the Biosafety Act 2015, allowing the National Director for Biosafety (who is also the chief medical officer) to take strict control measures.
Prosecutor Christian Porter said that any matter should be "the most effective and least intrusive way" to deal with the situation, and to consider it "justified and reasonable in all circumstances".

At the most extreme end of the spectrum, a person with symptoms or those with coronavirus can be detained and forced to undergo treatment or decontamination if he refuses to comply with health authorities' instructions.

"Detention may take place under the law, but it is a rare occurrence and is the last resort for kinds of requirements such as coercion of a person in a medical facility or the detention of a person arriving in Australia and an attempt," Mr. Porter said.

What does it mean if I receive a control order?

A person can be subject to a control order that includes a series of measures, including:
* Quarantine home
* Wear protective equipment such as gowns or masks
* Under review by health professionals
* Give samples for diagnosis
* Vaccination, strength or other treatment
The monitoring order can last for up to three months or can be canceled in advance if the authorities decide to lift the restrictions.

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