10 Feb 2020

Novel Coronavirus has characteristics of a pandemic - expert

From Morning Report, 7:13 am on 10 February 2020

A public health expert says the Wuhan outbreak now has all of the characteristics of a pandemic.

The virus has now killed more than 800 people, surpassing the death toll from the SARS epidemic in 2003.

New Zealand now has a number to call for information about the virus, 0800 358 5453.

Professor Michael Baker from Otago University speaks to Corin Dann.