24 Feb 2020

Record number of flu vaccines ordered for New Zealand

From Checkpoint, 5:16 pm on 24 February 2020

A record number of flu vaccines has been ordered for New Zealand in case a coronavirus outbreak coincides with flu season.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been outlining how the health system is gearing up for COVID-19's likely arrival in New Zealand.

She has announced that current travel restrictions from China will remain in place for at least another eight days, saying the country wants to keep the virus out for as long as possible.

Health correspondent Rowan Quinn reports.