From February 3 New Zealand will close its borders to foreigners arriving from China. In order to prevent the outbreak of the coronavirus, the restriction will be in place for up to 14 days, the Government of New Zealand announced.
“We have been advised by health officials that while there are still a range of unknowns in the way the virus is being transmitted, we should take a precautionary approach and temporarily stop travel into New Zealand from mainland China,” Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, told reporters.
There has not been a confirmed case of the virus in New Zealand.
The cases of the coronavirus confirmed in 35 countries.