25 Feb 2020

Covid-19: Health Minister on fears global pandemic on the way

From Morning Report, 7:22 am on 25 February 2020

The World Health Organization has said the world should do more to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic.

The WHO says it is too early to call the outbreak a pandemic but countries should be "in a phase of preparedness" as more cases of the virus continue to emerge.

Yesterday the Government extended the China travel ban until at least 3 March, to reduce the possibility of an outbreak here.

The Health Minister David Clark speaks to Susie Ferguson.