The passenger died during the flight from China to New Zealand

The passenger of the aircraft died during the flight from China to New Zealand.

However, it is believed that death occurred on the flight of China Southern Airlines on Monday, not related to the outbreak of coronavirus.

«According to preliminary information, the passenger died from the coronavirus, the exact cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner,» said the police.

Representatives of the Department of health of New Zealand met CZ305 flight from Guangzhou (China) when he arrived at Auckland airport.

In New Zealand there are no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Chinese, however, the government announced that all foreign travellers who visit mainland China on February 2, will be denied entry to New Zealand.

To New Zealand citizens and permanent residents and their immediate families will be allowed to enter, but they must isolate themselves within 14 days of arrival.

«We are the gateway to the Pacific ocean and should take this into account when making decisions», — said the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern.

According to the National Commission of health of China, the number of deaths from the new coronavirus has risen to 490, and the number of infected up to 24,000 people.

Outside of mainland China was confirmed by at least 180 cases and two deaths in the Philippines and in Hong Kong. Both died of the patient came from Wuhan (China) — the epicenter of the outbreak of coronavirus.

According to the Centers for control and prevention of diseases in the US, 11 people tested positive for the virus in America: in the States of Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington, the patient from Washington was already recovering.