COVID-19 | The Pacific response: 28 October
Tropical Cyclone Harold and COVID-19 are predicted to cost Vanuatu 61 per cent of it’s 2021 GDP, whilst Pacific leaders have emphasised the continued effects of the pandemic at the United Nations, Hugh McClure writes.
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.
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.
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.