Coronavirus: Whangaparaoa Military Camp posts job for more cleaners

The military camp housing evacuees from the coronavirus epicentre Wuhan is searching for cleaners to join the team "as soon as possible".

A job description posted to Facebook asks for experienced cleaners to apply and be part of the facilities management team at the Whangaparaoa Military Camp.

Candidates that meet the criteria will need to start as soon as possible, and the contract will be up to three weeks in length.

The hours are long - 6am to 6pm - and prospective employees need to pass a criminal check.

However the role promises "plenty of diversity", including cleaning barracks, kitchens and bathrooms.

The evacuees from Wuhan arrived in Auckland on Wednesday evening, and will be quarantined at the camp for 14 days.

A Ministry of Health spokesperson says the camp was chosen because of its size and location - and it has its own medical facilities.

"We will ensure people receive daily medical checks while in isolation. We also want to ensure while people are in isolation, they can continue to maintain as normal a life as possible, despite the circumstances," a spokesperson said.

"The Ministry is also preparing to provide returnees with an information pack. This will provide information about the facility, dietary requirements, the 14-day isolation plan and security at the facility, among other things.

"There is a no-fly zone above this facility and people who want to drop parcels off to people in the facility will be asked to drop them at the local police station in Orewa."

So far, 490 people have died in China, one man in Hong Kong and another in the Philippines. There are over 24,000 confirmed infections.