There are now more than 60,000 confirmed cases of the virus, majority in the province of Hubei where it was first detected, and 1357 people have died.
The government's decision is a blow to Australian tourism operators, which have seen business from Chinese visitors dry up, as well as for tens of thousands of Chinese students hoping to return to Australia for the new academic year.
He said Beijing and Shanghai have tightly controlled COVID-19 virus and account for around 33 per cent of airline movements.
China's official death toll and infection numbers from a new coronavirus spiked dramatically on Thursday after authorities changed their counting methods, fuelling concern the epidemic is far worse than being reported.
Mr Morrison said the decision has been made to extend the travel ban for another week.
"There has been significant growth in Hubei", Dr Murphy said. "That's why this afternoon we have agreed to accept recommendations to maintain the ban on entry restrictions".
No Australians quarantined at Christmas Island or Darwin have tested positive for the disease, AAP reported.
There are 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, with six of those already recovering.
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"We are taking a cautious approach. this is why we are on a weekly rotation in the review of this", he said.
"Only Australia and a small number of countries have taken such extreme measures which are an overreaction indeed".
"We are looking at all options that are available to us to mitigate the impact where possible".
"Of course we want to work very closely with the Chinese government but our responsibility is to keep Australians safe", Dutton told the Nine Network on Friday.
The education sector is particularly concerned by the ban, which according to the Australian Broadcasting Corp has meant more than 100,000 Chinese students have been unable to start university classes in Australia this term.
"To all those whose plans have been affected, I assure you we are doing everything possible to minimise disruption to your studies, and to protect the health and welfare of every student".
Meanwhile, an Australian public health expert is being sent to Japan to look at the handling of the cruise ship Diamond Princess' quarantine process and provide assistance to the government.