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Vanuatu is set to receive the first batch of 14, 400 Johnson and Johnson (J&J) single-shot vaccines next month, following the indemnity agreement signed between the Government and COVAX Facility yesterday.

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Farmers from Port Patrick in Aneityum are now turning to agriculture, particularly vanilla cultivation, to generate income and support livelihoods, following the halt of tourism by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Council of Ministers (COM) has approved for Vanuatu to recruit 156 registered nurses from neighboring Pacific countries like Solomon Islands and Fiji and through other agencies, for COVID-19 surge support.

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A total of 122, 853 doses of COVID-19 vaccine has been administered in Vanuatu since the commencement of the vaccination rollout.

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As Australia has finally managed to get COVID vaccines into arms across the country, and looks to be well on track to have 85% or even 90% of the adult population vaccinated, attention has turned to the incredibly low vaccination rates in developing countries. Our closest neighbour, Papua Ne…

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The test result from a laboratory in Australia, Doherty Institute, has confirmed the country’s two COVID-19 border cases to be delta variant.

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10 Vanuatu students who have completed their studies in China were repatriated on the flight that brought in the 80,000 COVID-19 Sinopharm vaccine via Auckland, last Sunday night.

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) is looking at bringing in a vaccine for people under the age of 18, said the Acting Director General (DG), Dr. Posikai Samuel Tapo.

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19 Solomon Islands (SI) nurses who have been stranded in Port Vila since the end of their contracts didn’t depart from the Port Vila International Airport yesterday as scheduled.

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One of the two COVID-19 cases who had mild symptoms, has been transferred from quarantine to the Isolation Ward at the Vila Central Hospital (VCH).

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Vanuatu’s Consul General in New Caledonia (NC), Serge Alain Mahe, and the Director of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), Abraham Nasak, have been suspended.

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The first Vaccination party aimed at vaccinating 400 people, saw 250 people getting their jabs within three hours after the opening yesterday.

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Day 5 test results have indicated that the two coronavirus cases in quarantine are still active, the Prime Minister (PM), Bob Loughman, announced in yesterday’s press conference.

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Lord Mayor of Port Vila City Council (PVCC), Eric Puyo-Festa, has come out to confirm that the Council has never granted a permit for the Fest’Napuan to take place.

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Vanuatu’s biggest music festival did not proceed yesterday as scheduled, following an Order issued by the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister of Internal Affairs, Ishmael Kalsakau.

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The Fest'Napuan organising committee had to temporarily suspend the Fest’ Nalenga program at Saralana stage yesterday evening.

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The Government is taking steps to investigate why 18 passengers were brought in on a flight from New Caledonia (NC), which is currently considered as an high-risk country.

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Two of the 18 passengers who were brought in on a repatriation flight from New Caledonia last Friday, have tested positive for coronavirus.

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It is always disheartening to learn that some people have developed side effects to any of the Covid vaccines, and my heart goes out to all these people, especially the young lady who developed the very rare but serious complication of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST) or blood clots i…

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The Vanuatu Government will not be sending delegates to this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) starting soon in Scotland, due to COVID-19.

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Member of Parliament (MP) for Tanna, Andrew Napuat is making a call to the Health authorities to come out publicly with more information on the COVID-19 vaccine.

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