29 Jan 2020

Local and global coronavirus update

From Lately, 10:20 pm on 29 January 2020

The New Zealand and Australian governments have announced plans to evacuate foreign nationals trapped in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the outbreak began.

Health authorities in Auckland say they are taking a cautious approach by testing several sick people for coronavirus, even though they are not suspected cases.

Karyn speaks with the RNZ News reporter Jordan Bond.

People wearing a mask walks past about the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, January 26, 2020.  (Photo by Hitoshi Yamada/NurPhoto)

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