NZ virus case may mean ban on Pacific flights, government told

These passengers from China arrive at Tokoname City's airport in central Japan. Samoa has banned direct flights from China to reduce the risk of introducing the coronavirus. Photo: AFP

Health experts are urging the government to take steps to prevent the ‘export’ of infectious diseases to the Pacific, including considering halting all air travel to the region if the Wuhan coronavirus arrives in New Zealand. There are fears the coronavirus could spell a repeat of an epidemic of measles that spread from New Zealand to Samoa, where it […]

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