The World Council for Health (WCH) is strongly opposed to the forcible detentions taking place in the Northern Territory of Australia. 

According to reports, people with a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test are being forcibly detained in a large detention center, sometimes against their will. In some cases, close contacts of people with positive tests are also being detained, despite not being ill and having repeated negative PCR tests. They are facing fines of $5,000 if they do not comply or violate rules while detained. 

This process is a clear violation of human rights, including but not limited to discrimination, inhumane treatment, unfair detainment, and no freedom of movement.

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The actions by Australian authorities are not evidence-based, have significant and lasting consequences that do not contribute to improved public health, and are being decided using a flawed strategy. A PCR test is not a diagnostic test and therefore does not confirm illness or disease. As such, it should not be used as a marker by which to identify those at risk.

People experiencing detainment in Australia have reported poor mental health conditions within the facility and significant consequences such as loss of employment. Indigenous communities are reporting an increase in discrimination in the Northern Territory as well as forced vaccination.

World Council for Health believes it is safer for individuals to quarantine at home, relying on their own, personal support networks, and early treatment options when they are ill. World Council for Health calls for an immediate halt to these unlawful action actions being carried out by the Australian government.

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  1. FB has declared this against it’s community guidelines so I am unable to share however I have tweeted it.

  2. Have posted on FB …. Hope some people see it before it’s taken down.

    Thank you for bringing these issues to the surface 🙏

  3. Thank you so much for all you are doing you bring some much needed truth & inspiration…. Much appreciated
    Mary
    Australia

  4. My sister waited a month in order to get permission to enter Australia from UK. Her daughter’s husband is seriously ill with cancer and she (her daughter) had to have knee surgery. They live in Perth & have 2 young children which is why my sister wanted to go & help. She flew from UK to Melbourne enand had to wait another 4 weeks until she got permission to fly to Perth. On arrival in Perth all passengers on the plane were transferred to a bus with a police escort to their hotel. All arrivals have to quarantine at their own expense. They must stay in their rooms for 24 hours not even allowed out for exercise. The window in the room do not open although there is air con. All this flies in the face of good medical advice.
    So I applaud the World Council for Health’s efforts to bring these governments around the world to their senses.

  5. So what are you doing about it then?
    Have you taken them to court have you stood up for these people? No
    Just by putting a written letter stating you do not condone this conduct does not help all those this is affecting

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