Coronavirus: Australia orders 14-day self-quarantine for international arrivals

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The measures are similar to what New Zealand announced on Saturday.



By AP

Published: Sun 15 Mar 2020, 11:42 AM

Last updated: Sun 15 Mar 2020, 1:58 PM

Australia will impose a 14-day self isolation on all international passenger arrivals from midnight Monday to contain the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said.
Morrison s all travelers arriving in the country will have to self-isolate for 14 days to try and stem the spread of the new coronavirus
The measures will begin from midnight Monday Australian east coast time.
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The Covid-19 pandemic has infected more than 150,000 people and killed more than 5,700. The disease for most people causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness.
Prime Minister Morrison made the announcement on Sunday after a phone meet with the leaders of Australian states and territories leaders under a new national cabinet meeting.
Morrison told reporters in Sydney that the measures are indefinite and will be reviewed periodically.
Morrison also banned all cruise ships from docking in Australian ports for at least 30 days.

The measures are similar to what New Zealand announced on Saturday.
Australia will also ban cruise ships from foreign ports for an initial 30 days, he said. The country has recorded more than 250 coronavirus cases and three deaths.


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