New Zealand extends ban on arrivals from China on COVID-19 fears

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Source : CNA

ELLINGTON: New Zealand has extended for eight days a ban on arrivals from mainland China, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday (Feb 24), carrying into its fourth week an effort to block exposure to the coronavirus.

Fears grew that the outbreak would grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for the rest of the world following sharp rises in infections in Iran, Italy and South Korea.

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