John Key: we are well prepared

New Zealand is “not immune” to the arrival of the deadly Ebola disease and may send military or humanitarian assistance overseas to help combat its spread, Prime Minister John Key says.

Mr Key this afternoon said the likelihood of the virus reaching New Zealand remained low but “you have seen a situation where at least potential cases have gone to Australia so you can see that we’re not completely immune from that”.Appropriate checks were currently in place at airports “but if we start getting to the point where we feel as though there’s not enough being done then again we’ll consider that matter”.

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