9 Apr 2021

Covid-19: Travel suspension shocks NZers in India

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 9 April 2021

New Zealanders in India are devastated the government has taken the unprecedented step of suspending all travel from the Covid-19 hot spot, leaving them stranded.

From Sunday, no one can arrive here from India for 14 days - giving officials a chance to investigate ways to reduce the risk from a country where the disease is rampant.

Seventeen of the 23 Covid-19 cases reported in managed isolation yesterday arrived from India.

Political reporter Katie Scotcher reports.