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Hugh McClure - 16 Sep 2020

COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 16 September

There are fears that rural Papua New Guinea may be underreporting COVID-19 cases, whilst the leaders of Micronesian states free of the virus are preparing to meet in person for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, writes Hugh McClure.

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COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 9 September

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Hugh McClure - 9 Sep 2020

COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 9 September

Unofficial border crossings remain a key concern for those attempting to control COVID-19 in the Pacific, whilst the economic fallout of the pandemic is beginning to be felt, writes Hugh McClure.

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COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 2 September

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Hugh McClure - 2 Sep 2020

COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 2 September

Guam and French Polynesia have been the two Pacific territories most affected by the second wave of COVID-19, but their governments’ responses have been starkly different, whilst Vanuatu has given the green-light for seasonal workers, writes Hugh McClure. 

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COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 26 August

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Hugh McClure - 26 Aug 2020

COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 26 August

The pandemic has caused tension between Papua New Guinea (PNG) and China, whilst Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program with Vanuatu looks set to recommence, writes Hugh McClure.

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COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 19 August

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Hugh McClure - 19 Aug 2020

COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 19 August

A COVID-19 second wave has rocked much of the Pacific, whilst Australia and Vanuatu have met to discuss economic partnerships, writes Hugh McClure.

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COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 12 August

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Hugh McClure - 12 Aug 2020

COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 12 August

COVID-19 cases in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have risen rapidly this week, whilst any hopes of a Pacific ‘tourism bubble’ have been dashed, writes Hugh McClure.

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