Flinders University research finds Australians affected by COVID-19 international border closures more likely to suffer emotional distress

Soofia Tariq
By Soofia Tariq
February 18 2022 - 3:00am
The mental health affects of the COVID-19 international border closure is expected to have long term impacts. Picture: Marina Neil

People stuck in Australia and overseas due to the pandemic experienced "high or very high levels of psychological distress" because they couldn't get home or back to their loved ones, new research led by Flinders University shows.

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Soofia Tariq

Soofia Tariq

Cadet Journalist

Soofia joined the Canberra Times in 2022 as the cadet. She previously interned and was an audio producer at The Guardian Australia. She has also worked at 2SER Radio and City Hub Sydney. Her email is soofia.tariq@canberratimes.com.au

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