4 Feb 2020

Dateline Pacific for Tuesday 4 February 2020

From , 5:06 am on 4 February 2020

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The New Zealand government is advising its citizens not to travel to China because of the Wuhan coronavirus, and it's banned travellers from China from entering; travel ban will 'strengthen' China's exit screening, New Zealand's health minister says; Papua New Guinea's government says it had to reject a major gas deal because energy giant ExxonMobil was unwilling to offer fair terms; Pacific countries are launching a centralised hub, called Public Service Fale, to strengthen public services across the region; fridges are being reused as book exchanges in Auckland to tackle environmental issues and to make books more accessible; a sublime performance by the Fiji sevens team in Sydney has gotten their World Series title defence back on track.