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Key COP26 climate summit postponed to ‘safeguard lives’
By Online Editor
4:15 pm GMT+12, 02/04/2020, United States
Assuring the continuance of work involving UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Member States and other partners to “emerge from this global crisis stronger”, the statement closed with the assertion that “solidarity and greater ambition are needed now more than ever” to transition…
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Guam COVID-19 cases climb to 82, 93 U.S Navy positive
Guam’s COVID-19 cases continued to climb with five new patients added Thursday night.
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Samoa warns USP Pro Chancellor
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Fiji’s capital in lockdown for 14 days, as two more COVID-19 cases are confirmed
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WHO concerned over rapid escalation in COVID-19 spread as caseload approaches one million
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Australia’s national science agency CSIRO begins testing Covid-19 vaccines
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Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow postponed until 2021
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Nauru's Covid-19 preparations boosted
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China and Australia target Pacific with coronavirus aid
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Virus claims third life on Guam, 77 confirmed cases
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East Sepik Governor Bird seeks ‘shoot to kill’ order
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Solomon Islands Parliament to reconvene for emergency meeting next week
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French Polynesia details emergency payments for Covid-19 impact
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VT4billion stimulus package for Vanuatu
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UN launches COVID-19 plan that could ‘defeat the virus and build a better world’
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China gives K1 million to PNG for COVID-19 assistance
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Guam loses 2nd COVID-19 patient , 69 confirmed cases
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Tahiti confirms another Covid-19 case
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Public service scales down operations to reduce COVID 19 risks in Solomon Islands

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Tonga cancels aircraft with medical supplies from China, reports say
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30/03/2020 - Coronavirus necessitates global increase in protective equipment, medical supplies: UN health chief
30/03/2020 - COVID-19: China hands over $4.3m to assist Fiji and Pacific Island countries
30/03/2020 - PNG PM issues stern warning on border crossing
30/03/2020 - Swine fever in PNG Highlands
30/03/2020 - Schools closed in Solomon Islands
30/03/2020 - 68 Fijians arrested for breaching curfew
30/03/2020 - New Zealand state of national emergency extended
30/03/2020 - MSG Observer team to Vanuatu elections issues preliminary statement
30/03/2020 - Guam COVID-19 cases reach 58
30/03/2020 - Man tests positive in NZ for COVID-19 after Fiji departure, MOH doing contact tracing
30/03/2020 - French Polynesia Covid-19 cases now at 36
30/03/2020 - Palau is monitoring possible Covid-19 case
30/03/2020 - Flight attendant suspected, Samoa Government reconsiders deal with Air Malindo
30/03/2020 - Man quarantined at Kanoa Resort in CNMI passes away
30/03/2020 - Fiji Opposition MP Lynda Tabuya granted bail
30/03/2020 - Overseas worker to be on next flight home to Vanuatu after indecently assaulting child
29/03/2020 - 'Papua New Guinea is not prepared': 4,000 nurses to strike over Covid-19 readiness
29/03/2020 - PNG PM Marape wins legal case
29/03/2020 - Quarantine to cover most arrivals, 56 confirmed cases on Guam
29/03/2020 - CNMI has two confirmed Covid-19 cases
29/03/2020 - No new cases of COVID-19 confirms Fiji PM
29/03/2020 - Vulnerable Pacific Islands "lock down" against coronavirus
29/03/2020 - Mass repatriation underway in Solomon Islands
29/03/2020 - Lockdown, curfew, begin in Tonga on Sunday: People must stay home, most businesses closed
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
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