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旅行 warning to 日本 upgraded over coronavirus fears

Australian travellers are being urged to "exercise a high degree of caution" if they are travelling to 日本 due to the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus.
The Australian Government today lifted 日本's travel warning to level two.
"At level 2, there are more or higher risks than what you would typically find in a large Australian city," the Government's Smart 旅行ler website warns
日本 has been upgraded to level two following more reported cases of coronavirus. (Smart 旅行ler Website)
"We're not saying 'don't go' to this location. But you should do your research and take extra precautions."
日本 is scheduled to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the end of July.
The warning for 韩国 has also been lifted.
Workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as a precaution against the COVID-19 coronavirus at a local market in Daegu, 韩国. (AP)
The warning comes based on advice from Australia's Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy, who warns travellers there is a heightened risk of local transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 日本.

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"This significant increase in reported cases in 韩国, the continuing number of cases in 日本 and more recently, the small outbreak in northern Italy and the increasing cases and particularly deaths in Iran," Professor Murphy said.
"All of these developments and other countries are cause for concern and all of those countries are making very extensive efforts to try and contain the outbreaks."
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AUSTRALIA'S RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS

* 22 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia: eight in Queensland; four in New South Wales; six in Victoria; three in South Australia; one in WA.
* Of those people, 10 have recovered and the others are in stable conditions.
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* The 266 Australian evacuees from Wuhan have all gone home after clearing a 14-day quarantine period.
* There are 78,973 confirmed cases worldwide.
* There have been 2466 deaths worldwide.
* 旅行 restrictions to Australia have been extended for a further week to February 29.
A 日本ese passenger from the cruise ship Diamond Princess who was given the all-clear after a quarantine period has since tested positive for coronavirus. (AP)
* Foreign nationals - excluding permanent residents - who have been in mainland China will not be allowed to enter Australia for 14 days from the time they left mainland China.
* Australian citizens and permanent residents will still be able to enter, as will their immediate family members (spouses, legal guardians and dependants only).
* People who have been in contact with someone confirmed to have coronavirus must self-isolate for 14 days from the time they were in contact with that person.
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The coronavirus infection as seen under a microscope. (NIAID)
* DFAT's travel advice has been updated for Japan with travellers being told to exercise a high degree of caution in 日本.
* Concerns are also held for the spread in Iran, 韩国 and northern Italy.
Sources: WHO; Australian 健康 Department
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