Otago Daily Times

Virus in Vanuatu


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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