Australia announces Iran travel ban amid COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak

Australia announces Iran travel ban amid COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak

Australia has announced a travel ban on foreigners coming to Australia from Iran, because of the coronavirus outbreak in the Middle Eastern nation, ABC News reported.

Foreign nationals coming from Iran will be forced to spend a fortnight in a third country before being allowed into Australia.

Australian citizens and permanent residents will need to isolate themselves for a fortnight after returning from Iran.

Iran has officially recorded 388 cases of coronavirus and 34 deaths — the highest mortality rate for the COVID-19 outbreak outside China.

But the BBC, citing hospital sources, has reported the death toll in Iran could exceed 200.

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