The impact of Coronavirus is slowly making its mark across the Riverina's tourism and key export industries.
Murray-Riverina Business Chamber regional manager Andrew Cottrill said one industry feeling the weight of the virus on exports is wine makers who have a large presence in the Riverina.
Wagga's Cottontail Wines owner Gerry McCormick said they are currently experiencing issues shipping wines over to China.
"We have a container of wine ready to send over now but we just can't get a date to send it because of all the border holdups," he said.
Mr McCormick said they had been exporting their wines to China for a number of years, but were recently looking to develop a new market.
"We can't really get a start on growing that market if we can't get the wine their in the first place," he said.
"While we do hope things get back to normal as soon as possible, it is more important for China to focus on health and safety foremost, our shipment getting through is just a bonus."
Leeton's Toorak Wines winemaker Robert Bruno also exports to China, but said the impact is yet to hit.
"We haven't really seen any impacts at this stage but we are expecting to because aside from the travel restrictions, people in China are not able to go out to restaurants and bars to buy our wine, so it won't be needed there in as high volumes as we'd like," he said.
The Business Chamber's Mr Cottrill said the trade industry in general may feel the impact of the virus but, locally in the Riverina, it would not be crippling.
"We've seen it in the past with the SARS outbreak in Australia where trade was definitely impacted in the short term during a containment period, but we then saw quite a positive rebound when trade resumed," he said.
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Mr Cottrill said live animal trade was currently banned, but that would not have a great impact on the Riverina.
"We don't export a huge number of live animals from this area anyway, but even those that do are in the off season due to heat," he said.
"Processed meats and other goods are still allowed to be sent over but there is a slow down at the borders because they are obviously very cautious about what is coming into the country, as well as prioritising medical supplies due to such a high demand."
While Chinese tourists only equate to about 8000 people annually across the wider Riverina-Murray region, General Manager of Destination Riverina Murray Richie Robinson said the impact will be felt, albeit small.
"International visitors spend a lot of money here and stay for a long period of time, whether that may be students or for business, so it doesn't take a lot to make an impact," he said.