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PNG to activate 14 days lockdown from Tuesday

Papua New Guinea will go into a nationwide lock down starting from tomorrow 24th March as a preventative measure following their first reported case of Covid-19.

March 23, 2020 5:51 am

Pacific Islands

Guam confirms Pacific's first COVID-19 death

Guam’s government says a 68-year-old woman died of COVID-19 early on Sunday morning, the first coronavirus-related death in the Pacific.

March 22, 2020 8:54 am

Pacific Islands

Covid-19: WHO preparing Samoa, Tokelau

The World Health Organisation is helping Samoa and Tokelau prepare for Covid-19.

March 11, 2020 11:50 am

Pacific Islands

Watchdog warns of 'unbalanced' Pacer Plus deal

An economic watchdog, the Pacific Network on Globalisation, is warning that regional trade deal Pacer Plus will place a burden on Pacific Island nations.

March 2, 2020 2:58 pm

Pacific Islands

Covid-19: Samoa reduces flights from NZ

The Samoa government has cut the number of weekly international flights from New Zealand in reaction to its first case of Covid-19.

March 1, 2020 8:29 am

Pacific Islands

Covid-19 would 'wipe out' PNG's Daru

Following unconfirmed reports of Covid-19 in Papua New Guinea’s Western Province, the mayor of the provincial capital, Daru, has warned the coronavirus could “wipe out” his town.

February 29, 2020 7:55 am

Pacific Islands

Cruise ship ban continues in New Caledonia's outer islands

New Caledonia’s Isle of Pines has extended its ban on cruise ships until the end of March as a measure to fend off the coronavirus.

February 27, 2020 10:48 am

Pacific Islands

Dengue fever outbreak claims two more lives in Marshall Islands

Two Marshall Islanders died from dengue fever this week at Majuro hospital emphasizing the severity of the outbreak now in its eighth month.

February 8, 2020 2:47 pm

Pacific Islands

Search called off for nine lost at sea in Solomons

Nine people lost at sea in the Solomon Islands are now presumed dead with the official search called off.

January 31, 2020 11:45 am

Pacific Islands

Two men in quarantine in Samoa over coronavirus fears

Samoa’s Ministry of Health has confirmed that two Samoan sailors are in quarantine for 14 days at the Faleolo District Hospital amid fears they might be carrying China’s coronavirus.

January 28, 2020 11:19 am

Pacific Islands

Samoa measles epidemic: Death toll remains at 79

The death toll from Samoa’s measles epidemic remains at 79, with no fatalities in the past two days.

December 23, 2019 1:45 pm

Pacific Islands

Samoa's measles epidemic claims another life, death toll now 77

Another child under the age of five has died in Samoa’s measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 77.

December 19, 2019 12:25 pm

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