So says The Australian:
New health advice to the federal government has raised the hopes of nearly 100,000 Chinese students stranded outside of Australia that the coronavirus travel ban will soon be relaxed.
The official expert health advisory group has told the government it can consider easing the travel ban on Chinese students in one week’s time if coronavirus case numbers in China, outside Hubei province, do not show a “material increase”.
“There is a case for government to consider, at that time, a temporary relaxation of the travel restrictions to allow entry to a larger number of tertiary students,” the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee said.
But if students are allowed in they would “need to agree to self-isolation in Australia and universities would need to make arrangements to support student self-isolation”, the expert committee said.
I assume that this is some kind of joke with a punch line about political suicide but you never know.