Australians Banned From Travelling Overseas As Government Imposes Tough New Coronavirus Measures

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Cancelled flights are displayed on a departures board at Sydney International Airport on March 25, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced further restrictions on Australians as the government works to stop the spread of COVID-19, including a ban on all international travel from Wednesday. There will be exceptions for aid workers and for compassionate, work-related and other essential travel. A new phase of shutdowns for Australian businesses will also come into place from midnight on Wednesday, closing all libraries, museums, galleries, beauty salons, tattoo parlours, shopping centre food courts, auctions, open houses, amusement parks, arcades, indoor and outdoor play centres, swimming pools, and indoor exercise activities. These new measures are in addition to the closure of bars, pubs and nightclubs on Monday, and restaurants and cafes restricted to providing takeaway only. Weddings will now be restricted to five people including the couple. Funerals will be restricted to 10 mourners. All Australians are now expected to stay at home except for essential outings such as work, grocery shopping and medical appointments. Exercising outdoors alone is still permitted. there are now 2317 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia and the death toll now stands at eight. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Cancelled flights are displayed on a departures board at Sydney International Airport on March 25, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced further restrictions on Australians as the government works to stop the spread of COVID-19, including a ban on all international travel from Wednesday. There will be exceptions for aid workers and for compassionate, work-related and other essential travel. A new phase of shutdowns for Australian businesses will also come into place from midnight on Wednesday, closing all libraries, museums, galleries, beauty salons, tattoo parlours, shopping centre food courts, auctions, open houses, amusement parks, arcades, indoor and outdoor play centres, swimming pools, and indoor exercise activities. These new measures are in addition to the closure of bars, pubs and nightclubs on Monday, and restaurants and cafes restricted to providing takeaway only. Weddings will now be restricted to five people including the couple. Funerals will be restricted to 10 mourners. All Australians are now expected to stay at home except for essential outings such as work, grocery shopping and medical appointments. Exercising outdoors alone is still permitted. there are now 2317 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia and the death toll now stands at eight. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Australians Banned From Travelling Overseas As Government Imposes Tough New Coronavirus Measures
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