29 Jan 2020

New Zealanders in Wuhan to join Australians in evacuation

From Checkpoint, 5:28 pm on 29 January 2020

The Prime Minister has announced a joint New Zealand-Australian operation to evacuate people stuck in China due to the Wuhan corona virus outbreak.

The death toll caused by the respiratory illness has climbed to more than 130 -- and nearly 6000 people are infected. Dozens of New Zealanders are stuck in Wuhan, and the latest advice to anyone thinking of travelling to China is don't - unless you have to.

Chen Liu Chen reports.