A man wearing a mask walks through a deserted Wellington CBD on March 26, 2020. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: as New Zealand lockdown begins, fears rise for abuse victims and the homeless

  • During four-week period, only essential services will remain open and the public has been urged to stay at home as much as possible
  • Country bracing for surge in abuse cases, with activists saying spikes of family violence have been reported around the world during crisis, including in China
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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A man wearing a mask walks through a deserted Wellington CBD on March 26, 2020. Photo: AFP
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