16 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Luxury yacht travellers struggle to find way home

From Checkpoint, 5:18 pm on 16 March 2020

In Wellington more than 100 passengers onboard a luxury yacht have been left stranded after their cruise was cancelled despite no cases of Covid-19 or anyone feeling ill.

Passengers on board the Le Laperouse were told the news on Sunday night, and are scrambling to figure out how to get home.

This comes a day after Wellington's fist Covid-19 case was confirmed - that person travelled from Australia after being tested over there, but finding out in New Zealand that the test had come back positive.

Logan Church reports.