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Landmark decision to negotiate new accord on pandemics ‘cause for hope’

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Agreement by countries to launch a process to develop a new global accord on pandemic prevention and response is cause for hope, the head...

Positive travellers from African states in quarantine

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Fiji currently have COVID-positive travellers in quarantine who arrived in the country from African states before we knew about Omicron. Permanent Secretary for Health and...

Marshall Islands moves to reduce world’s strictest Covid-quarantine

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The Marshall Islands is one of only a handful of nations never to have experienced a single case of community transmission of Covid-19. Its border...

COVID-19: WHO’s Tedros criticises ‘blunt’ Omicron measures

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The head of the UN health agency has criticised “blunt” and “blanket” measures taken by countries in the past few days to stop the...

Solomon Islands Prime Minister defends arrival of Australian troops despite criticism of their presence

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has defended calling in Australian police and army troops for help, saying without them his government would be...

Omicron COVID variant underlines need for global ‘pandemic treaty’

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The emergence of the threatening new Omicron variant shows how important it is for the world to end the current “cycle of panic and...

COVID-19 Fiji: Not clear whether Omicron spreads easily between persons – Dr Fong

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Fiji's Ministry of Health and Medical Services permanent secretary Dr James Fong says it is not yet clear whether the new COVID-19 variant Omicron...

Still ‘not clear’ whether Omicron COVID variant is more transmissible or more severe than...

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The World Health Organisation (WHO)published on Sunday an update on the science regarding the new coronavirus variant Omicron which is causing global concern and...

Fijian Government steps-up entry conditions for red list countries in response to Omicron variant

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The Fijian Government has strengthened its strict conditions for entry for incoming travelers from red list countries in response to the newly-reported Omicron variant...

Stranded in Australia and away from family, these Pacific seafarers face a difficult dilemma

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Dozens of seafarers from Kiribati remain locked out of their country and grounded in Queensland after more than two years away from home. But...

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Britain re-joins major Pacific body

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