By Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press
Published: 03:03 GMT, 5 January 2021 | Updated: 03:27 GMT, 5 January 2021
Victoria could push for a ban on Australians returning from the UK as a new coronavirus strain runs rampant - infecting 58,784 residents in one day.
Police Minister Lisa Neville suggested Australia should consider closing its airports to flights from Britain due to the 'concerning' new variant.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'You cannot look at the UK and not be concerned about it,' she said during Victoria's daily coronavirus update on Tuesday.
Australia has so far identified at least eight cases of this particular strain in arrivals from Britain, including three in Perth on Tuesday.
Victoria could move to ban Australians returning from the UK as a new coronavirus strain runs rampant. Pictured: People in face masks are seen in London on Sunday
Pictured: Passengers are tested for Covid-19 at Melbourne Airport on December 20, 2020
Ms Neville said Victorian deputy chief health officer Allen Cheng would float the idea during an Australian Health Protection Principal Committee meeting on Tuesday.
It's understood he will ask the AHPPC to conduct modelling on the risks associated with accepting returnees from