Coronavirus: Flight passenger close to New Zealand victim closes business, furious at lack of warning | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Coronavirus: Flight passenger close to New Zealand victim closes business, furious at lack of warning

A man who was within 10 rows of a person infected with coronavirus on a flight to New Zealand is furious authorities have not contacted him - and National are now criticising the official response.

The Aucklander reopened his business after arriving home from Bali on the Wednesday flight, something that put him in contact with a number of clients throughout Friday.

He only learnt a fellow passenger had coronavirus after friends saw it on the news last night. Despite having no symptoms himself, he has now closed his business and put himself into self-isolation.

Health officials have advised any concerned travellers to contact Healthline, but will only directly contact those in the two rows ahead or behind the infected patient, who is now in an isolation room in Auckland City Hospital.

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