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Delta variant of Covid spreading rapidly and detected in 74 countries

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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Cambodia: Stop silencing critical commentary on COVID-19

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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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Tonga names 15 new caps to face All Blacks, Samoa

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Fifteen new caps have been included in the Tonga rugby squad to face the All Blacks and Manu Samoa in New Zealand next month. The...

Bougainville independence: Pressure for PNG agreement builds

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Setting goals for independence by 2025, UN membership and a sustainable economy signal Bougainville’s resolve By Anthony Regan The second constitutionally mandated post-referendum consultations between Papua...

PNG cabinet told $1.2b UBS loan was illegal

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A $1.2 billion(US$810 million) loan extended by the Sydney office of UBS to Papua New Guinea in 2014 bypassed the usual cabinet and parliamentary...