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Australian officials warn against travel to new coronavirus hotspots

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian officials tried to contain a fresh outbreak of the novel coronavirus on Monday, telling residents in the cluster hotspots to avoid travel outside their suburbs in Melbourne, the country’s second-largest city.

Victoria state of which Melbourne is the capital has recorded double digit rises in new COVID-19 infections, accounting for nearly 90% of the 126 cases detected nationally over the past week.

“At the moment the recommendation is simply an advisory, a strong advisory, where what we don’t want is people to come from those areas to other parts of Victoria, or interstate,” Australia’s Chief Medical

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Quarantine could finish off hundreds of travel firms, industry figures warn

With the decision to impose a mandatory 14-day quarantine for almost everyone arriving in the UK by air, travel industry insiders say the government has signed the death warrant for hundreds of holiday firms.

Two months after the World Health Organisation announced that coronavirus had become a global pandemic, the prime minister has announced that quarantine for new arrivals by air.

Passengers arriving by air from anywhere abroad apart from the Republic of Ireland will be presumed to be carrying coronavirus and will be required to self-isolate in a private dwelling for two weeks.

Boris Johnson said the order was

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