New Zealand extends ban on arrivals from China on coronavirus fears

Reuters

Posted at Feb 24 2020 11:19 AM

WELLINGTON - New Zealand has extended a ban on arrivals from mainland China into a fourth week to contain the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.

The ban has been extended by a further eight days and would be reviewed after that, Ardern told a news conference.

New Zealand so far has no confirmed cases of the virus in the country.