Melbourne woman Rupali Jetiley who lost both parents to Covid backs Australia's ...

A Melbourne woman who lost both her parents to Covid in India within days of each other is backing the Australia's ban on citizens returning home.

Rupali Jetiley, who has family in Mumbai, has endorsed Scott Morrison's controversial policy after conservative commentator Andrew Bolt accused the Prime Minister of racism.  

'I definitely don't think it is racist,' she told the ABC's 7.30 program.

'Yes, I would say that the ban is fair. 

Rupali Jetiley, who has family in Mumbai, has endorsed Scott Morrison's controversial policy after conservative commentator Andrew Bolt accused the Prime Minister of racism

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Rupali Jetiley, who has family in Mumbai, has endorsed Scott Morrison's controversial policy after conservative commentator Andrew Bolt accused the Prime Minister of racism

'I would 100 per cent support the government, Australian government, because what Australian Government is doing is not to punish them, it's basically saving our country people.'

Ms Jetiley, who has lived in Melbourne for 15 years, lost her mother to Covid only a fortnight ago, with her father dying only a few days later.

Rather than fly to India, the grieving daughter watched the of her parents on videos relatives had sent to her.

India, the world's second most populated nation after China, is suffering from a humanitarian crisis with 300,000 new daily Covid cases for the past 12 days, taking the total close to 20million.

Despite the risk of returned travellers, Bolt has slammed the government for banning Australian citizens from coming back from India. 

'We have a sacred duty to protect Australians, the people of Australia,' he told Sky News.

Ms Jetiley, who has lived in Melbourne for 15 years, lost her mother to Covid only a fortnight ago, with her father dying only a few days later

Ms Jetiley, who has lived in Melbourne for 15 years, lost her mother to Covid only a fortnight ago, with her father dying only a few days later

India, the world's second most populated nation after China, is suffering from a humanitarian crisis with 300,000 new daily Covid cases for the past 12 days, taking the total close to 20million. Pictured is a cremation in New Delhi

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