4 Feb 2020

Health testing mandatory before Wuhan evacuation flight

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 4 February 2020

New Zealanders stranded in Wuhan due to the city's deadly Coronavirus outbreak will later today undergo rigorous testing before boarding a government-chartered plane to fly home.

Chinese authorities last night granted the Air New Zealand plane permission to land in Wuhan to evacuate the Kiwis who've spent close to two weeks under lockdown there.

As Matthew Theunissen reports, some of them won't be able to breathe a sigh of relief until they finally touch down in Auckland tomorrow.