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Australia on Friday announced tougher quarantine measures to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Under the new rules that would apply from Saturday midnight, all arrivals coming into Australia will be quarantined in designated facilities such as hotels for 14 days, said a statement from the prime minister’s office.

In a press conference, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he enlisted the Australia Defense Force to help the states and territories ensure “all arrivals from abroad will self-isolate in hotels and other accommodation for two weeks.”

Some 3,143 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the world’s sixth largest country, according

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