23 Jan 2020

Coronavirus: NZers trapped in Wuhan as virus spreads

From Checkpoint, 6:08 pm on 23 January 2020

New Zealanders visiting relatives in China are now trapped in Wuhan with the city in lockdown over the deadly coronavirus.

At least 17 people are dead and more than 500 infected in China alone, as the virus spreads from Wuhan to other provinces and countries.

Public transport in the Chinese mega-city has been suspended, and residents have been advised to stay put as the response to the outbreak ramps up. Chen Liu reports.