Saturday, July 24, 2021

Solomon Islands PM reiterates ‘get vaccinated now’, 22 students and dependents in Fiji tested...

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare reiterates his call for all citizens to be vaccinated to protect the nation from any possible community transmission...

Australia’s Pacific Minister says losing Micronesian nations will weaken PIF

Australia’s Minister for the Pacific Zed Seselja said that losing Micronesia nations will weaken the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), as the Australian government continues...

Fiji records 1,054 new cases of covid-19 and 12 deaths reported

Fiji has recorded 1,054 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths reported Tuesday. Permanent secretary of health, Dr James Fong said the 12 new COVID-19...

Samoa Health concerns over rising COVID-19 cases in Fiji

Samoa is pushing its vaccination roll out to cover 99% of the population as the vicinity to Fiji poses a high Covid 19 risk...

PNG records four new COVID-19 deaths – total deaths at 191

Papua New Guinea has recorded four new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday 17 July, increasing the total number of deaths to 191. All four deaths were...

Over 10,758 have received second COVID-19 jab in Tonga

To date, over 10,758 people have received their second AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination on Tongatapu. The Ministry of Health said the daily vaccination average has steadily...

No progress on Fiji bubble until COVID is controlled: Australia

Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific says Australia will want to see COVID cases under control in Fiji before any commitment can...

First delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to Tokelau complete

Tokelau has received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, with a 5000 nautical mile trip to transport Pfizer vaccines now complete. HMNZS Wellington has successfully...

Fiji vaccine rule a ‘threat to life’: Dr Hawea

Former Health Ministry doctor Jone Hawea says Fiji Government’s “no jab, no job” policy threatens the livelihoods of those who do not wish to...

WMO chief warns of rising extreme weather events, natural disasters

Extreme weather events and natural disasters will continue to increase, the head of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) warned on Monday, saying that climate...

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