Otago Daily Times

Virus in Vanuatu

- Health · Coronavirus (COVID-19) · Infectious Diseases · Health Conditions · Vanuatu · Port Vila · United States of America

Port Vila: Vanuatu has recorded its first case of Covid­19 af­ter a cit­i­zen who had been repa­tri­ated from the United States tested pos­i­tive while in quar­an­tine.

It had been among the last few coun­tries to have avoided the virus.

Health au­thor­i­ties say the 23­year­old man was asymp­to­matic when he re­turned on Novem­ber 4. His in­fec­tion was con­firmed on Tuesday af­ter rou­tine day five test­ing.

Au­thor­i­ties plan to keep ev­ery­one from the same flight in quar­an­tine and to trace the man’s close con­tacts but do not need to im­pose any broader mea­sures in the na­tion of 300,000 peo­ple. — AAP

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