COVID ‘long way from over’ as cases and deaths surge – WHO

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The COVID-19 pandemic is “a long way from over” but there are many reasons to be optimistic and it’s possible the pandemic can be...

Tuvalu receive 4,800 COVID19 vaccine doses

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Tuvalu is the latest country in the Pacific region to receive 4,800 AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine doses. “Congratulations to the government and the people of Tuvalu! Tuvalu...

COVID-19 equitable vaccine scheme reaches more than 100 countries and economies

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More than 100 countries and economies have now received COVID-19 vaccines through the UN-partnered equitable coronavirus-busting scheme, COVAX. The first delivery of lifesaving jabs arrived...
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The Pacific food revolution will be televised

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By Mark Peter Notaras It was a great surprise and honour that Gordon Peake approached us to be the guinea pigs/first interviewees for Devpol’s...
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PM Sogavare leads by example – and gets the first COVID-19 vaccine

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was the first in line to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine in Honiara, Wednesday, 24 March 2020. https://twitter.com/ginakekea/status/1374541645098541059?s=20 He becomes...

PM Sogavare gets first COVI-19 jab as Solomon Islands starts vaccine rollout

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was the first in line to get the jab as Solomon Islands started its COVID-19 vaccine rollout today. “Well...

Fiji explores quarantine free regional travel

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-Fiji is meeting with regional countries to explore potential quarantine-free travel. Minister for Tourism Faiyaz Koya said hey have had some discussion with New Caledonia...

PNG Health facilities need staff as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

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Health facilities in the capital city of Papua New Guinea are facing manpower crises as a direct consequence of the exponential increase in the...

Bougainville Speaker infected with Covid-19

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The Speaker of the Bougainville parliament, Simon Pentanu, has confirmed that he has Covid-19. Pentanu said he was now into day 5 of 14 days...
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Inequity of COVID-19 vaccines grows ‘more grotesque every day’ – WHO chief

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The growing gap between the number of vaccines being given in rich countries and those administered through COVAX is becoming “more grotesque every day”,...

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