4 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: Auckland University faces major losses as border closes

From Checkpoint, 5:37 pm on 4 February 2020

The coronavirus could cost Auckland University tens of millions of the dollars with thousands of its international students stuck in China after New Zealand closed its borders to them.

The university said it was not consulted about the travel ban, which means any foreign travellers leaving or passing through mainland China cannot enter New Zealand.

It also claims it has been given no justification for the ban.

Auckland University Vice Chancellor, Professor Stuart McCutcheon told Lisa Owen he wants an explanation from the government and some assurances around student visas.