28 Jan 2020

Coronavirus: Health checks still voluntary at NZ airports

From Checkpoint, 6:09 pm on 28 January 2020

Hundreds of people are arriving in New Zealand every day on flights from China to New Zealand - but so far only one person has come forward to get a health check at the border.

Health staff are available at Auckland and Christchurch airports to assess passengers arriving from China - much of which is in lock-down due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Health authorities here say it's only a matter of time before there's a case of the virus in New Zealand, but the the risk of a sustained outbreak is low. Amy Williams has more.