30 Jan 2020

Coronavirus: Kiwis trapped in Wuhan to be quarantined in NZ - Winston Peters

From Morning Report, 7:15 am on 30 January 2020

Jacinda Ardern says she spoke with Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, yesterday about a joint evacuation effort for Kiwis trapped in Wuhan due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.

There are 53 New Zealanders registered as being in Wuhan.

Morrison says evacuated Australians will be held on Christmas Island for two weeks before returning to Australia, and he wants to get the young and old out first.

Ardern says quarantine arrangements for New Zealanders are still being worked on by officials.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters speaks to Susie Ferguson.