Coronavirus travel ban extended for a week

Australia's ban on travellers from China has been extended for another week, until February 29. Picture: David McNew/Getty Images
Australia's ban on travellers from China has been extended for another week, until February 29. Picture: David McNew/Getty Images

AUSTRALIA’S coronavirus-prompted ban for foreign travellers coming from China will be extended another week, until February 29.

The decision was made by the national security committee of cabinet on Thursday as the number of infections and deaths in Hubei province, the epicentre of the virus, continues to grow.

Foreign nationals – excluding permanent Australian residents – who have been in mainland China will not be allowed to enter Australia for 14 days from the time they left China.

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