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The Ministry of Health (MoH) has revealed the administration of the first doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine will end today, Friday 8 October 2021.

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“Don’t panic, follow the instructions” is the advice by the Ministry of Health (MoH) ahead of the Level 2 and 3 Community Transmission response simulation exercise in Port Vila tomorrow (Friday).

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Vanuatu’s Ministry of Health (MoH) has founded a national Infection, Prevention, and Control (IPC) coordination unit and endorsed the formal set up of a committee to strengthen the country’s response to the issues faced during the current COVID-19 pandemic and future outbreaks of infectious …

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24,000 people in Efate and Santo have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus and over 49,000 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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Director of Public Health, Len Tarivonda, has responded to an article carried in the Daily Post front page yesterday, alleging breach of COVID-19 protocol procedures with two foreign vessels not spending 14-days at sea prior to entry.

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With less than 48 hours left until applications for the stimulus package close, the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has made a last call to eligible businesses to seize the opportunity and apply.

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With the recent announcement of the recommencement of repatriation flights, there have been divided opinions among the public - some in agreement and others - against the decision.

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People eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in very remote areas of Vanuatu are expected to receive the single-shot Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

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Key national stakeholders on COVID-19 need a budget of VT94 million to address gaps in the existing protocols and prevent the spread of the virus.

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Vanuatu National Workers Union (VNWU)’s former boss and former Union Member of Parliament for Port Vila Constituency, Ephraim Kalsakau, said it is illegal at this stage for an employee to be terminated just because he or she has not been vaccinated.

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Nine mothers from the Northern Ward in Port Vila have undertaken a business training in an attempt to improve the standard of their living at home, as the country is facing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Over 700 businesses who applied for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Grant under the Government’s Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) did not meet the revised criteria endorsed by the Council of Ministers (COM).

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Head of State, Pastor Obed Moses Tallis has stressed that preaching against the threat of the virus along with its latest variant, is not complete without getting vaccinated.

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Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)’s Business Adviser, Joanna Spencer, said a VCCI team of four was responsible for helping businesses apply for the Wage Subsidy Scheme (WSS) and Small Business Grant (SBG) since July this year.

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The chief of Port Olry — the biggest village on the island of Santo – has ordered over 5,000 people from his community to get vaccinated and protect their families from COVID-19.

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50,606 doses of COVID-19 vaccine has been administered in Vanuatu, since national vaccination program rollout several months ago.

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Economic data out of Vanuatu indicates that the country’s economy has been less affected than expected by the COVID-19 pandemic. No doubt there has been real economic pain. But the latest GDP figures show a fall of only 2.1%, much less than the 10% the ADB had earlier predicted. This comes a…

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The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered since the start of the national vaccination program rollout in June until last Sunday is estimated at over 34,000, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

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No COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective, which means breakthrough infections can occur, said the Director of Public Health and Acting Director General (DG) of the Ministry of Health (MoH), Len Tarivonda.

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For a lucky few, the mid-20th century was a golden age of air travel: there was plenty of room and the cabin crew were attentive. Back then foreign trips were glamorous and mass tourism was unknown. Sound familiar?

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The Information Management team of the National Health and Emergency Operation Center in the Ministry of Health has confirmed there will be no vaccinations administered at the National Convention Center on Monday next week.

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As International Youth Day is celebrated globally this week, young people in the Pacific are urged to follow the example of Red Cross volunteers and join the battle against COVID-19, as the global pandemic continues to have significant health, social and economic impacts in all countries acr…

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