27 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Mother forced to leave teenage daughter in Italy

From Morning Report, 6:19 am on 27 March 2020

With no plans for mercy flights to bring New Zealanders home, a Palmerston North mother has had to make the tough decision to keep her teenage daughter in Northern Italy.

Kerri Mills's daughter Charlotte is just weeks shy of her 18th birthday and on a student exchange.

She told RNZ political reporter Charlie Dreaver that with no guaranteed route home, she and the exchange programme decided it was safer for Charlotte to stay put.