Updated travel advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is urging Australians overseas wishing to come home to do so as soon as possible, as coronavirus fears spread.
The travel advice to every Australian is "Do not travel abroad".
The majority of new coronavirus cases in Australia are still among people who have brought it back from overseas or people in close contact with travellers.
New Zealand's foreign affairs ministry warned more routes were set to shut down amid widespread travel restrictions.
A ban on non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people is effective immediately.
It does not apply to the United Kingdom, which has also advised citizens against non-essential overseas travel for 30 days.
Morrison handed down a travel ban, news about non-essential public gatherings, and stressed schools will not be closed.
"Here in Europe we are heavily affected by the virus and we know and we know that everything that reduces social interaction also reduces the spread of the virus", she said.
The medical assessment is that schools should stay open, and Mr Morrison and chief medical officer Brendan Murphy warned the consequences of closing schools would be severe.Читайте также: Coronavirus. Un appel à Abbeville pour applaudir le personnel soignant à 20h
Level 4 advice, which has previously been applied to specific regions or countries, means travelers' health and safety are at extreme risk. Smartraveller explains if you decide not to heed warnings, you should get professional security advice and understand your travel insurance policy might be void and the government's help might be limited.
Australian officials are also advising its citizens already overseas who wish to return to the country to do so as soon as possible.
"The idea that you can just turn everything off for two weeks and then turn it all back on again and it all goes away, that is not the evidence".
DFAT urged Australians to consider whether you have access to health care and support systems if they get sick while overseas.
"Many air routes will not remain commercially viable for long", it said.
"It's ridiculous, it's un-Australian, and it must stop", Morrison said.
"If you are overseas and can not, or do not want to, return to Australia, follow the advice of local authorities", it added.
"Take care to minimise your risk of exposure to coronavirus including by self-isolating".
Citizens and foreigners returning to Australia will now be required to self-isolate for 14 days.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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