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25 Feb 2020 22:10
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    While it's likely New Zealand will get a coronavirus case, it's unlikely it will rapidly spread

    While it's likely New Zealand will get a coronavirus case, it's unlikely it will rapidly spread


    The Ministry of Health has provided an update on the situation, and confirmed there are still no cases here of the virus, which has killed 80 people in China.

    Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, says they're maintaining good communications with Australia which has four confirmed cases.

    He says there's a high likelihood we will see it here at some stage, but a low to moderate risk of it being transmitted.

    Bloomfield says the likelihood of a sustained community outbreak remains low.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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