23 Feb 2021

Covid-19: 'PPE on steroids' used for recovery of seaman's body

From Morning Report, 7:14 am on 23 February 2021

Details have emerged of the extreme precautions - described as "PPE on steroids"- that were taken to remove the body of a man from Wuhan who died on a cargo vessel on its way to New Plymouth.

Amid Covid-19 concerns, a specialist Search and Rescue team took the man's body off the Hong Kong-registered Yangtze Happiness when it docked at Port Taranaki last June.

Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.