Self-isolation for all arrivals: PM

Colin Brinsden

All people coming to Australia will now have to self-isolate as the Morrison government took further steps to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Following a phone hook-up with state and territory leaders under a new national cabinet on Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison also banned cruise ships from arriving at Australian ports for an initial 30 days.

"All people coming to Australia will be required, I stress, to self isolate for 14 days," Mr Morrison told reporters in Sydney.