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Delta variant of Covid spreading rapidly and detected in 74 countries

The Delta variant of Covid-19, first identified in India, has been detected in 74 countries and continues to spread rapidly amid fears that it...

Fiji records 89 new cases of COVID-19

Eighty-nine new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Fiji Monday. This was confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Permanent Secretary Dr...

200 infections mark critical point for Fiji’s Ministry of Health: Dr Fong

Fiji's Ministry of Health is working on greater contingency measures after the COVID-19 cases soared to 105 Sunday. This is Fiji's biggest daily toll since...

Guterres: Vaccines should be considered ‘global public goods’

Lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines should be considered “global public goods”, the UN chief told journalists on Friday, covering the G7 Summit of leading industrialised nations...

Fiji records 105 cases; over 1000 since second outbreak in April

Fiji has reported 105 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, taking the total number of infections since the outbreak started in April over 1000. Ministry of...

180,000 Australian vaccines for Fiji and over FJD$152.5 million in direct budget support

The arrival of 50,000 more Australian manufactured AstraZeneca doses last Thursday night is a further demonstration of Australia’s commitment to stand with Fiji during...

40 new COVID-19 cases – PNG total at 16,661

Papua New Guinea has recorded 40 new COVID-19 cases last Thursday increasing the country’s total cases to 16,661. The cases were reported in ten provinces...

Report highlights Covid impact on region

The most pressing disaster facing the Pacific right now continues to be the COVID-19 pandemic. And every place is different. After closing its borders and aggressively...

PNG PM Marape: Get vaccinated

With more than 100,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine remaining and the expiry date looming, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape is...

Cambodia: Stop silencing critical commentary on COVID-19

The authorities’ actions are reinforcing the already widespread atmosphere of self-censorship, preventing participation in governance and public affairs, and extinguishing an important safeguard for...

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