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PNG Students evacuated from Wuhan show no signs of Coronavirus

The 17-PNG students evacuated from Wuhan, China and currently undergoing the mandatory 14-day quarantine checks in New Zealand are reportedly not showing any signs of infection of the Coronavirus.

Patrick Pruaitch 
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Patrick Pruaitch in a media statement today says, this is according to the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

Mr. Pruaitch added that none of them have tested positive for the Coronavirus.

He said the quarantine planning phase from China to New Zealand is on track.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said there are currently 355 PNG citizens in China, and that's for those who have registered with the Embassy - adding that they may be more.

Minister Pruaitch said they are aware of the PNG students who left Wuhan before the quarantine lockdown and are now in Shanghai.

He said his department is in touch with the two students left behind in Wuhan, for the sake of their welfare and safety.

NBC News/ PNG Today

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