Australia defends coronavirus quarantine plans Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has defended the government’s plan to quarantine coronavirus evacuees on Christmas Island, reassuring them they’ll receive medical treatment in a high standard facility. Negotiations are under way with Beijing to clear the way for Australians locked down in the virus epicentre Wuhan to be extracted from the Chinese city and flown to Christmas Island where they will be quarantined for 14 days. Mr Dutton said evacuees would have access to medical treatment under the plan which is designed to keep the broader population safe. "The government is making a decision here to get Australians out of a very difficult position, but our responsibility otherwise is to make sure we keep Australians safe," he told reporters in Canberra on Thursday. "So we don’t inadvertently want to bring people back who may be infected by the virus." Mr Dutton said evacuees […]