The Australian Federal Government have stepped up their response to the Coronavirus crisis by setting a ban from people coming into Australia from China.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the news, saying that the decision was made to ‘to substantially reduce the volume of travellers coming from mainland China’.

The ban will last for two weeks and will affect those who have visited or travelled through the mainland.

Australian citizens, permanent residents or immediate family members are not affected by the ban but will be asked to isolate themselves for 14 days from their departure date.

However, if they have a temperature of over 37.2 degrees, they will be asked to seek medical attention in Wuhan.

As of the 1st of February, there are 12 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Australia.