Australia bans non-residents from entering country on coronavirus fears

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Although Morrison called the extraordinary travel crackdown an "indefinite ban" on foreign trips, the advice released by the government was couched as a recommendation. "That is the health advice".

He added that national carrier Qantas would help with getting Australian residents home.

Speaking to media, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that this notice period "will enable, over the next 24 hours or so, for people to make other arrangements if they were intending to come to Australia", or to arrive before the deadline.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended his policy to keep Australian schools open despite the coronavirus pandemic, saying shutting them now could lead to children missing a "whole year of their education". In New Zealand, 28 cases have been confirmed.

Australians will still be able to return from overseas but they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

The restrictions on indoor gatherings do not apply to workplaces, public transport, supermarkets, shops and shopping malls.

Australia has recorded around 600 coronavirus infections and six deaths, a relatively small number compared to other countries, but officials are growing increasingly concerned about the prospect of a rapid spike in cases.

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Australia's chief medical officer, Brendan Murphy, also ruled out the kind of blanket shutdown that has been imposed in parts of Europe.

The Australian leader cited expert health guidance as the rationale for keeping schools open, a strategy that has been questioned by some experts. "It does not achieve anything, we have to be in this for the long haul".

The package comes a day after Australia's largest airline, Qantas, announced it would slash its global passenger seats by 90% and domestic capacity by 60% through May at least.

Instead, he urged Australians to exercise caution in social interactions: "Keep away from each other where possible". "Really lucky", she said.

The travel ban would come into effect from 9 pm local time (1000 GMT) on Friday.

"Today's decision stops any tourist, or temporary visa holder such as students or temporary workers, from coming to and entering into New Zealand".

The Airlines for Australia and New Zealand group applauded the government package for a "critical pillar" of the Australian economy and the tourism industry.

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