Australia considering European travel ban

Finbar O'Mallon

Australia may ban European travellers from the country to contain coronavirus following the United States suspending all travel from the continent.

The prime minister has asked cabinet's national security committee to review all travel from Europe, Health Minister Greg Hunt told reporters in Melbourne on Thursday.

Mr Hunt said there was 128 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, which already has travel bans in place for China, Iran, South Korea and Italy.