Australians abroad are scrambling to get home as authorities prepare to shut the country's borders and airlines drastically reduce their services.

From 9pm, international travellers will be unable to enter the country, but citizens and residents are excluded from the new rules.

0:52 - the specific details of the Australian travel ban

2:07 - latest figures on Australian coronavirus cases

3:00 - Australia's Treasurer says it is going to be very difficult to avoid a recession

4:16 - The second stimulus package is expected to be unveiled over the weekend

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