Australia imposed an unprecedented travel ban

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Australia on Wednesday banned its citizens from traveling abroad, in a new measure to slow the spread of the COVID-19. Prime minister Scott Morrison said the biggest risk was from Australians returning from overseas, so foreign travel was being banned indefinitely.

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Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

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  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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