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New Zealand, Australia close borders to all but citizens, residents

19 March 2020 15:55

SYDNEY. KAZINFORM The prime ministers of New Zealand and Australia on Thursday announced that all non-citizens and non-residents would be barred from entry in order to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

New Zealand's border shutdown will be effective from midnight Thursday, and for Australia, from 9 am Friday. Both governments had already prohibited their citizens from traveling abroad and imposed a mandatory 14-day self-isolation for all those entering, EFE-EPA reports.

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