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As Australia and New Zealand look ahead to loosening their borders with each other in the wake of the Covid-19 emergency, there is increasing pressure to allow Pacific Islands to join a proposed “trans-Tasman bubble”.
PACIFIC – Despite infecting more than three million people around the world, there are still 30 countries and territories that are yet to report a single case of coronavirus.
SAMOA – Samoa’s restrictions around Covid-19 safety measures have been eased with schools to re-open next week and church services permitted from Sunday.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu: The Pacific Aviation Safety Office and the Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu are working together with Vanuatu’s civil aviation operators to ensure Vanuatu’s commercial chartered aircraft are meeting international airworthiness safety standards as they respond to Tropical Cyclone Harold.
FIJI – A youth leader in Fiji says young people are likely to suffer most in a post-Covid-19 world with more than 150,000 workers already impacted across the country.
As the region remains distracted by the enormity of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Niue has pressed ahead and this week formalised the creation of an enormous marine reserve.