Australia extends China travel ban another week amid coronavirus threat

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The Federal Government extends its coronavirus travel ban for another week until Saturday February 29.

The Federal Government has extended its coronavirus travel ban for another week until Saturday February 29.The Government will review the ban weekly and will consider extending it again if neededThe Government firstin an effort to halt what it dubbed an"escalating threat" of the coronavirus.

The ban means foreign nationals who have been in mainland China are not allowed into Australia for 14 days from the time they left China. Australian citizens and permanent residents are able to enter Australia but need to isolate themselves for a fortnight. The Government first introduced a 14-day travel ban for travellers from mainland China at the start of the month.

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Good call but now watch the pressure from China to ratchet up and vested interest business groups push to get this this ban overturned. A test between self interests over safety will now continue to play out. AvidCommentator shoot_da_spruik macro_business abc730


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