24 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Evacuated PNG student considers China return

From , 5:02 am on 24 March 2020

A student evacuated from China by the Papua New Guinea government will soon have to decide if he returns to his university in Shanghai.

Ben Mendel was able to board a charter flight out of Hong Kong last month but has just heard his classes will shortly recommence.

Mr Mendel, who is staying with family in Port Moresby, told me about his return to PNG.

Ben Mendel at Shanghai airport.

Ben Mendel at Shanghai airport. Photo: Ben Mendel