14 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: Govt considers extending border controls

From Checkpoint, 5:52 pm on 14 February 2020

The New Zealand government is considering whether to extend border restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

Currently any foreigners who have travelled through mainland China are being refused entry into New Zealand.

The temporary measure was brought in on February 2 and is due to expire on Sunday.

Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield has advised the government on whether or not the restrictions should be extended.

He talks to Lisa Owen.