A ROMSEY family has revealed they are stranded in “ghost town” Australia after their flights were cancelled amid fears over coronavirus.

Hannah and Graham Hughes, from Fairview Drive, jetted off on their dream holiday to New South Wales, costing £2,400 for flights, to celebrate Graham’s 40th birthday.

What was supposed to be a long-haul break with their two sons Harry, 4, and Jack, 2, left the tourists trapped in Hunter Valley after being told they were “not allowed to travel through Singapore”.

Now the mother of two has said they are self-isolating in their Airbnb in an attempt to protect themselves from the “killer” virus.

Hannah, 38, said: “Our initial flights were for Monday, 23 March, from Sydney to London with Singapore Airlines. These were then cancelled and we were rebooked on a flight for Wednesday.

“However, we are now not allowed to pass through Singapore, leaving us stranded.

“We don’t know anyone here and Australia is like a ghost town; the virus is a killer, which people need to take seriously.

“The boys are our top priority and we want to get them home as soon as possible; it’s better for us staying here than in a hotel with young children.

“They do miss their friends, however we’re staying positive and trying to keep it as normal as possible.”

Hannah added: “Obviously we want to get home as soon as possible, but we have to take it a day at a time and hope the British government get us home where we belong.

“Graham’s grandad, John, unfortunately passed away last week and no doubt we will miss the funeral.”

Mrs Hughes, who works for Ace Liftaway, said she has been in contact with MP for Romsey and Southampton North, Caroline Nokes, who “has been amazing”.

She said: “I emailed her this week and I trust she is doing everything she can to get us home.

“I’m glad she is on our side and thank god she is our MP.”

When asked about a number of her constituents being trapped around the world, Ms Nokes said: “Obviously I am very frustrated, as are they, with the level of support being provided.

“I raised this issue in the House last week and again on Tuesday; there are few flights, routes and borders are closing and people are very scared.

“Many are being removed from their accommodation or do not have the funds to remain.”

She added: “The Foreign Office issued advice to return home far too late, in most instances after the travel options were no longer available.

“I will absolutely continue pressing the cases that have been raised with me to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.”

A spokesperson from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “We recognize British tourists abroad are finding it difficult to return to the UK because of the unprecedented international travel and domestic restrictions that are being introduced around the world – often with very little or no notice.

“The FCO is working around the clock to support British travellers in this situation to allow them to come back to the UK.

“The Government is seeking to keep key transit routes open as long as possible and is in touch with international partners and the airline industry to make this happen.” The family flew out to Australia on March 5.