Students in Wuhan

Samoan students in China won't be evacuated - Samoa govt

Ministry of Foreign Affairs chief executive Peseta Noumea Simi said students would remain in Wuhan under the care of their universities, alongside more than 70 other Pacific students.

Ten Samoan students were studying in Wuhan but four left the province during the holidays and have not returned following advice not to.

Peseta said the situation remained carefully monitored and supported by the Samoa Embassy in Beijing.

The Chinese government was deploying human and financial resources to Wuhan to stop the virus from spreading further, she said.