Repatriation flights will be paused for the Christmas holiday break with the last flight scheduled on December 4, next week.
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.
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.
The Government has agreed to financially support Ni-Vanuatu citizens who are experiencing serious Adverse Effect Following Immunization (AEFI), that is COVID-19 vaccine linked and specifically confirmed Vaccine Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (VITTS).
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.
A one-way Quarantine-Free Travel (QFT) flight that brought around 149 seasonal workers to New Zealand (NZ) yesterday, returned with over 70 other stranded workers.
The Council of Ministers (COM) is still waiting for the findings of the Public Service Commission’s investigation into the cargo flight which carried 18 passengers from New Caledonia last month.
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COVID-19 vaccinations could be made compulsory for those attending next year’s rearranged Pacific Mini Games in the Northern Mariana Islands.
Vanuatu will introduce booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine once the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends it, said Acting Director of Curative and Hospital Services, Dr. Sereana Natuman.
The launch of Interchange Limited’s (ICL) new satellite service, AelanSat, has been delayed until December 2021 due to setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
The Port Vila Airport will be conducting a full scale emergency simulation at the International Terminal from 8am to 12pm on Monday next week.
An extra 153 nurses, 83 support staff and six specialists are needed in Port Vila alone if the COVID-19 situation in Vanuatu gets worse.
A directive by the Public Service Commission (PSC) to all public servants, to ensure they produce their vaccination cards before entering government premises, is no longer in full effect.
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.
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.
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.
The SHEFA Health Manager has called on all frontline workers who are planning to get their jabs in the coming days to respect the process and follow the queue.
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.
Tuesday October 26, 2021 saw a record number of people getting their COVID-19 jabs — 967 doses of AstraZeneca doses were administered. At least 625 of these are first dose vaccination recipients.
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout needs to reach all communities in PENAMA Province, said Acting Secretary General (SG) of the PENAMA Provincial Government Council (PPGC), Davidson Nako.
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…
The two-days COVID-19 Community Transmission Simulation Exercise is now confirmed for October 31 to November 1, which is this coming Sunday and Monday next week.
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.
The Managing Director of Iririki Island Resort, Bernie Millman, said the resort always provide healthy meals for the three allotted meals daily, for the quarantined repatriates.