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Hugh McClure - 21 Oct 2020

COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 21 October

The government of French Polynesia has refused to close schools despite surging numbers of COVID-19 cases, whilst Fiji has extended financial relief to pension fund members, Hugh McClure writes.

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COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 14 October

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Hugh McClure - 14 Oct 2020

COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 14 October

Two-thirds of Papua New Guinea’s small and medium-sized businesses have been forced to close their doors as a result of COVID-19, whilst French Polynesia’s president has tested positive for the virus, Hugh McClure writes.

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COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 7 October

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Hugh McClure - 7 Oct 2020

COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 7 October

COVID-19 has emerged in the Solomon Islands, whilst PNG is slowly opening up to international travel, Hugh McClure writes.

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COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 30 September

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Hugh McClure - 30 Sep 2020

COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 30 September

Papua New Guinea’s opposition leader is putting pressure on the government to lift restrictions, whilst newly released analysis has predicted French Polynesia to be on track for 100,000 COVID-19 cases by year-end, writes Hugh McClure.

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COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 23 September

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Hugh McClure - 23 Sep 2020

COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 23 September

Papua New Guinea is looking to ease travel restrictions and New Zealand’s first repatriation flight to Samoa since COVID-19 remerged in Auckland touched down this week, with 300 seasonal workers on board, writes Hugh McClure.

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COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 16 September

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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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