People climb Uluru in Australia’s Northern Territory in October last year. The famous monolith was closed to visitors after a local indigenous group said interstate tourists travelling there during the coronavirus crisis might spread Covid-19 to vulnerable indigenous residents. Photo: Getty ImagesPeople climb Uluru in Australia’s Northern Territory in October last year. The famous monolith was closed to visitors after a local indigenous group said interstate tourists travelling there during the coronavirus crisis might spread Covid-19 to vulnerable indigenous residents. Photo: Getty Images
People climb Uluru in Australia’s Northern Territory in October last year. The famous monolith was closed to visitors after a local indigenous group said interstate tourists travelling there during the coronavirus crisis might spread Covid-19 to vulnerable indigenous residents. Photo: Getty Images

Uluru closed to tourists after indigenous group blocks access road, fearing visitors will spread coronavirus

  • Indigenous communities in Northern Territory who locked down for months protested about tourists from Brisbane, a declared coronavirus hotspot, visiting site
  • Their spokeswoman said the travellers posed an unacceptable risk to indigenous groups’ health, prompting authorities to shut the national park where Uluru is

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People climb Uluru in Australia’s Northern Territory in October last year. The famous monolith was closed to visitors after a local indigenous group said interstate tourists travelling there during the coronavirus crisis might spread Covid-19 to vulnerable indigenous residents. Photo: Getty ImagesPeople climb Uluru in Australia’s Northern Territory in October last year. The famous monolith was closed to visitors after a local indigenous group said interstate tourists travelling there during the coronavirus crisis might spread Covid-19 to vulnerable indigenous residents. Photo: Getty Images
People climb Uluru in Australia’s Northern Territory in October last year. The famous monolith was closed to visitors after a local indigenous group said interstate tourists travelling there during the coronavirus crisis might spread Covid-19 to vulnerable indigenous residents. Photo: Getty Images
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