Australia, New Zealand ban non-residents from entering starting March 20 over coronavirus fears
Australian PM Scott Morrison announced the entry ban on Thursday. Those able to enter the country before the borders were closed have been ordered to self-isolate for 14 days.
As of Wednesday, there were 450 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Australia, with the number jumping by around 100 over the last week.Also on rt.com Australia’s home affairs minister tests positive for coronavirus
New Zealand also went on lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Non-residents have been barred from the island country, while citizens will still be able to return. Exceptions will also be made for key medical professionals.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the measure was a response to tourists coming to the country and refusing to self-isolate.
“We need to continue to make further decisions and further restrictions,” she said. So far there have been 20 confirmed cases in New Zealand.
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