24 Jan 2020

'Very cautious approach': Health Minister on Coronavirus outbreak

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 24 January 2020

The World Health Organisation has announced the coronavirus outbreak does not yet merit an international public health emergency.

Five cities in China have been put in lockdown in a bid to control the spread of the respiratory coronavirus, which has killed eighteen people and infected almost 650.

Cases have also been reported in Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the United States.

David Clark is the Minister of Health.

He speaks to Philippa Tolley.