au has confirmed that Covid-19 has not arrived on land in Kiribati despite the first case being confirmed from an I-Kiribati crew who just arrived from Papua New Guinea.
In his address to the nation on Radio Kiribati, President Maamau said the man is being isolated aboard a reefer ship at the Betio port and his condition is being strictly monitored by medical personnel.
All port activities suspended for now.
President Maamau said people have been banned from approaching or boarding any incoming foreign vessels and crew members of all incoming foreign vessels have been banned from disembarking or going ashore.
SOURCE: RADIO KIRIBATI/ PACNEWS