3 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: strongest response yet

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 3 February 2020
A man wearing a protective facemask walks along a street in Wuhan on 26 Januar, a city at the epicentre of a novel coronavirus outbreak.

Photo: AFP

It's our strongest response yet: New Zealand has joined the US and Australia, in barring all foreign travellers from China from entering the country for up to two weeks.  China has labelled our Government's decision to bar foreign travelers from China from entering New Zealand as 'disappointing'.  The ban took effect this morning, in a bid to stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.  Kathryn Ryan speaks with Professor David Murdoch, Dean and Head of Campus, University of Otago, Christchurch.