Australia will ban an entry of foreigners coming from Iran amid the coronavirus outbreak there.
Australian citizens and permanent residents will be quarantined upon arrival from Iran, ABC reported.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said there is likely a large number of undetected cases in Iran.
"Iran has very specific characteristics unfortunately," Mr Hunt said. "They have the highest death rate … outside of Hubei [province in China]."
"There is likely at this stage a high level of undetected cases, and therefore those cases won't be intercepted or identified on departure from Iran.”
Earlier, Australia has extended the ban on entry of people coming from China until March 7.
An outbreak of coronavirus was recorded at the end of December 2019 in the Chinese Wuhan. The WHO has recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international proportions. The death toll has reached 2,924, worldwide. And 85,212 cases have been confirmed, while 39,539 people have recovered. The virus has been recorded in 60 countries.