WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand on Thursday advised its citizens not to travel overseas due to the risks posed by the coronavirus.
“We are raising our travel advice to the highest level: do not travel,” Foreign Minister Winston Peters said in a statement.
“This is the first time the New Zealand Government has advised New Zealanders against traveling anywhere overseas. That reflects the seriousness of the situation we are facing with COVID-19,” he said.
Earlier on Thursday, New Zealand confirmed eight new cases of coronavirus linked to overseas travel, taking the total number of infections in the country to 28.
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