'Throwaway citizens': Australian retiree rejected for Wuhan evacuation flights feels left behind

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Garry Ridder, a 78-year-old from Cooma, says he missed out despite the government prioritising the elderly, young and vulnerable

A 78-year-old Australian man trapped in Wuhan says he feels like a “throwaway citizen” after being rejected for the government’s evacuation flights and he “now knows what it feels like to be in jail”.

Garry Ridder, a retired engineer from Cooma, arrived in Wuhan, in Hubei province, in late January, just as news of an unknown virus emanating from the city began to emerge.

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