Coronavirus: Australia imposes self isolation on international arrivals

People wearing face masks stand in Federation Square after cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 29, 2020. (Reuters)

Australia will impose a 14-day self isolation on all international passenger arrivals from midnight Sunday to try and contain the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

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Australia will also ban cruise ships from foreign ports for an initial 30 days, he said.

Australia has recorded more than 250 coronavirus cases and three deaths.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:06 - GMT 11:06