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Tonga cancels aircraft with medical supplies from China, reports say
By Online Editor
4:40 pm GMT+12, 31/03/2020, Tonga
“China also appreciates the strong supports and selfless assistance from the Royal families, the Tongan government and the people during the fight against COVID-19 by the Chinese people. At a special moment of coping with the outbreak by the Pacific Island countries, the Chinese Government has…
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Coronavirus necessitates global increase in protective equipment, medical supplies: UN health chief
The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling for stepped-up production of medica
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COVID-19: China hands over $4.3m to assist Fiji and Pacific Island countries
The Chinese government is handing over $4.3 million (US$1.8 million) in cash and medical suppl
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PNG PM issues stern warning on border crossing
Illegal border crossers in Papua New Guinea will be severely punished if they defy the state-o
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Swine fever in PNG Highlands
More than 300 pigs have died in Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands in recent months and
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Schools closed in Solomon Islands
Schools across Solomon Islands have been ordered to close as of Monday in the face of the immi
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68 Fijians arrested for breaching curfew
Sixty-eight people were arrested in Fiji last night for breaching the curfew hours.
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New Zealand state of national emergency extended
The State of National Emergency to help stop the spread of COVID-19 has been extended for a fu
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MSG Observer team to Vanuatu elections issues preliminary statement
The Melanesian Spearhead Group Observer Group (MSGOG) had issued a preliminary statement provi
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Guam COVID-19 cases reach 58
As Guam's COVID-19 count increased Monday by two, to 58 confirmed cases, Guam's public
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Man tests positive in NZ for COVID-19 after Fiji departure, MOH doing contact tracing
The Ministry of Health (MOH) is now trying to trace whether anyone in Fiji had come into conta
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French Polynesia Covid-19 cases now at 36
French Polynesia records one more Covid-19 case, now 36   There has been
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Palau is monitoring possible Covid-19 case
Palau health officials say they are it monitoring a person as a possible case of Covid-19.
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Flight attendant suspected, Samoa Government reconsiders deal with Air Malindo
A Samoa Airways flight attendant is Samoa's latest suspected coronavirus patient.
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Man quarantined at Kanoa Resort in CNMI passes away
A 70-year-old man quarantined at Kanoa Resort died on Monday, the CNMI governor’s Covid-
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Fiji Opposition MP Lynda Tabuya granted bail
Fiji's Opposition MP Lynda Tabuya has been granted bail by the Suva Magistrates Court.
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Overseas worker to be on next flight home to Vanuatu after indecently assaulting child
A vineyard worker convicted of indecently assaulting a girl in Marlborough will be deported on
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'Papua New Guinea is not prepared': 4,000 nurses to strike over Covid-19 readiness
Four thousand nurses are expected to participate in strikes across Papua New Guinea this week
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PNG PM Marape wins legal case
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape can now breath a sigh of release and focus on key
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Quarantine to cover most arrivals, 56 confirmed cases on Guam
Starting at midnight Tuesday, all travelers, regardless of origin, will be subject to a 14-day
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CNMI has two confirmed Covid-19 cases
The governor’s Covid-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp on Saturday anno
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No new cases of COVID-19 confirms Fiji PM
There are no new cases of COVID-19 confirms Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
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Vulnerable Pacific Islands "lock down" against coronavirus
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to test health care systems of some of the world's w
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Mass repatriation underway in Solomon Islands
More Honiara residents in Solomon Islands have started returning to their respective provinces
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Lockdown, curfew, begin in Tonga on Sunday: People must stay home, most businesses closed
Tonga was in lockdown at 1am on Sunday morning, 29 April.     There
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26/03/2020 - World Bank provides US$5.1m for Samoa COVID-19 response
26/03/2020 - COVID-19: Fiji wide curfew to come into effect from Monday
26/03/2020 - Vanuatu State of emergency, curfew imposed
26/03/2020 - 45 in quarantine centres in Solomon Islands
26/03/2020 - 20 percent suspended pay for Fiji cabinet, MPs -COVID-19 response budget
26/03/2020 - 45 of 308 test positive for COVID-19 on Guam
26/03/2020 - Lockdown, curfew, begin in Tonga on Sunday: People must stay home, most businesses closed
26/03/2020 - 84 individuals in CNMI under quarantine at Kanoa
26/03/2020 - Remote Tokelau readies for Covid-19
26/03/2020 - 15 COVID-19 samples test negative in PNG
25/03/2020 - Niue upgrades to “Code Yellow” in light of NZ's widespread community transmission
25/03/2020 - Cook Islands Parliament to address urgent Covid-19 measures
25/03/2020 - Faleolo Airport closing down, 400 under quarantine from the last flights into Samoa
25/03/2020 - Vanuatu approves State of Emergency
25/03/2020 - COVID-19: Five new cases on Guam, 37 total
25/03/2020 - Solomon Islands Government boosts efforts to combat COVID-19
25/03/2020 - 36 flight attendants under investigation: Qiliho
25/03/2020 - Solomons declare State of Public Emergency because of Covid-19
25/03/2020 - We need to fight COVID-19 together to help all, More than 20 fever clinics set up Fiji wide
25/03/2020 - Director General of Health confirms 22 suspected cases in Samoa
25/03/2020 - Covid-19 tally in New Caledonia up at 14
25/03/2020 - Coronavirus forces Tongan Parliament closing to restrict media and no guests invited
25/03/2020 - Proclamation for a special session of Tuvalu Parliament
25/03/2020 - Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive but 'remains in good health'
24/03/2020 - Fiji's fifth COVID-19 case confirmed in Lautoka
24/03/2020 - Go home, stay home - Cook Islanders told
24/03/2020 - NZ state of national emergency declared
24/03/2020 - New Caledonia Covid-19 cases reaches 10
24/03/2020 - Guam COVID-19 infected patients: 32
24/03/2020 - Solomon Islands lockdown a possibility, says PMO chief of staff
24/03/2020 - Pacific islanders asked to pray in solidarity against the coronavirus
24/03/2020 - Covid-19’s tentacles across the Pacific
24/03/2020 - COVID-19: UN health agency advice informs decision to delay Olympic Games for first time since 1944
24/03/2020 - Autonomous Bougainville Government declares State of Emergency
24/03/2020 - COVID-19: Trio in stable condition, says Dr Sahukhan
24/03/2020 - PNG Governor General executes state of emergency declaration
24/03/2020 - Commonwealth develops tracker to help countries monitor coronavirus
24/03/2020 - Fiji's fourth COVID-19 case confirmed, Suva will not shutdown
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