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  • Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing

    Covid-19-related developments throughout the Pacific Islands

    The total number of cases of Covid-19 infection listed by the World Health Organization for the region stands at 382, an increase of 22 since last week.

    With increasing evidence that many of the world’s worst-affected nations are either unprepared or unwilling to fight the virus, it’s clear that Pacific islanders will be living with Covid-19 on their borders for years to come. Despite this, countries have been slow to adapt. Continue...


  • Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing

    Covid-19-related developments throughout the Pacific Islands

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    The total number of cases of Covid-19 infection listed by the World Health Organization for the region stands at 352, an increase of 38 since last week – a reminder that although infection rates may be slowing in the region, the crisis is far from over.

    US inability – or unwillingness – to cope with coronavirus is affecting the Pacific. A...


  • Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing

    Covid-19-related developments throughout the Pacific Islands

    The total number of Covid-19 cases across the Pacific stands at 314, with new cases reported this week in New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.

    New Zealand is under increasing pressure, both internally and from across the region, to consider Pacific countries as part of its proposed travel ‘bubble’, alongside, or even in place of, Australia. The foreign minister, Winston Peters, initially rejected including Pacific island...