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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.

EASTER ISLAND – Over 500 people have been repatriated from continental Chile to Rapa Nui, or Easter Island.

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.

Officials on Rapa Nui, or Chilean administered Easter Island, are being cautious to avoid further cases of Covid-19 as repatriation flights begin from the mainland.

As Pacific Small Island Developing States cope with both the aftermath of severe Cyclone Harold and the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fiji has led a global push for greater multilateral solidarity and support to brace vulnerable countries for devastating public health and economic impacts. 

Two political parties in Samoa have called on the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to delay passing controversial bills, RNZ reports.

Pacific nations and territories are caught in a balancing act between public health and easing out of lockdown restrictions, according to WHO.

Bars and clubs make plea to PM

Thursday April 30, 2020

The Tonga Bar Club and Restaurant Association has added its weight to a call for the government to ease the  six-week-long Covid-19 restrictions.

Businesses in Tonga are calling on the government there to ease Covid-19 restrictions to get the economy moving again.

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