Coronavirus threat prompts Federal Government to extend mainland China travel ban

All incoming international travellers to self-isolate for 14 days Courtesy: ABC News

Anyone arriving in Australia from overseas will to be forced to self-isolate for 14 days, the Prime Minister has announced.

Scott Morrison says the new measure will be in place from midnight (AEDT) as the Federal Government deals with the coronavirus outbreak.

Mr Morrison says international cruise ships will also be banned from docking in Australia for 30 days.

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Australians are also being advised to practice more “social distancing”, including not shaking hands with other people.

Mr Morrison says the new advice was agreed upon at today’s national Cabinet meeting.

He says his ministers will also be meeting via video-link as a precaution.

More to come.