COVID-19 – the Pacific response: May 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 5 May 2022

COVID-19 – the Pacific response: May 2022

Many Pacific countries are beginning to open their international borders, but the persistent presence of COVID-19 is complicating plans.

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COVID-19 – the Pacific response: April 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 5 Apr 2022

COVID-19 – the Pacific response: April 2022

As the Pacific passes the two-year anniversary of COVID-19 in the region, the virus is continuing to have severe impacts on island nations.It has been 24 months since the pandemic began in the Pacific.

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Two years of COVID-19 in the Pacific: What’s happened, and what comes next?

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Maxim Wiggins - 18 Mar 2022

Two years of COVID-19 in the Pacific: What’s happened, and what comes next?

Two years on from the first COVID-19 case in the Pacific, the pandemic’s impact on the social, political and economic fabric of the region continues to resonate, Maxim Wiggins writes. On 11 March 2020, after a visit to Paris, Member for French Polynesia in the French National Assembly Maina Sage became the first known positive…

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COVID-19 – the Pacific response: March 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 2 Mar 2022

COVID-19 – the Pacific response: March 2022

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Pacific, with many island nations experiencing their first outbreaks of the pandemic.

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COVID-19 – the Pacific response: February 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 4 Feb 2022

COVID-19 – the Pacific response: February 2022

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant within the Pacific has seen community transmission in the previously COVID-19-free countries of Palau, Kiribati, Tonga, and Solomon Islands. The Omicron variant has led to a significant increase in the number of cases throughout the Pacific region to start 2022, with the majority of countries now seeing community…

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COVID-19 may create a flood of criminal deportees to the Pacific

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Henrietta McNeill - 1 Feb 2022

COVID-19 may create a flood of criminal deportees to the Pacific

Closed borders have created a backlog of criminal deportations to Pacific Islands states, and more effective transition programs are needed to reduce the risk of recidivism among returnees, Henrietta McNeill and Magele Vernon Mackenzie write.

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