The core funding secured for the Government’s Tropical Cyclone (TC) Harold and COVID-19 Recovery Program is on schedule to advance.
The Fijian Government has announced it will be making the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all those working in private businesses and in civil services.
Community leaders from South East Santo were the first to undergo awareness and training on the COVID-19 vaccine before the rollout in SANMA Province next month.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) is eyeing reinforcement of current protocols for the repatriation of Vanuatu students from Fiji, where the Delta virus believed to be the most infectious and transmissible variant, is spreading so quickly.
A total of 1,159 doses of Sinopharm vaccine were administered at the Convention Centre in Port Vila yesterday, the highest record in a single day since the rollout of the national vaccination program last month.
Prime Minister Bob Loughman stated yesterday that his government is closely monitoring Vanuatu students studying in Fiji and Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The decision on whether Vanuatu scholarship students in Fiji should be repatriated or not due to the alarming spread of the coronavirus there will be considered by the Council of Ministers’ (COM) meeting today.
Ni-Vanuatu citizens travelling to Australia for seasonal work purposes can receive either the Sinopharm or AstraZeneca vaccines. Commissioner of Labour, Mrs. Murielle Meltenoven made this statement in response to a report aired by Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Cooperation (VBTC) recent…
Both Fiji and Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Pacific’s two most populous nations, have suffered from the indirect, economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic over the last year or so. This year was meant to bring hope. But in the last couple of weeks, things have got a lot worse in both countries…
The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) is urging Vanuatu scholarship students abroad to get vaccinated against coronavirus as five students in Fiji have tested positive to the contagious disease.
Transparency International Vanuatu (TIV) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Willie Tokon, was vaccinated with the AstraZeneca Vaccine on June 7 because it was the right step to take.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) will be administering the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine on Fridays each week, starting on 9th of July at the National Convention Center.
10, 480 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the country since the commencement of the national vaccine rollout up to last week.
The population of Efate must be fully vaccinated against coronavirus, especially if borders reopen for international tourism and also to ease the risks in the event of an outbreak.
Climate change and COVID-19 have continued to place adverse side effects on Vanuatu’s agricultural sector, says Deputy Director of the Agriculture Department Mark Vurobaravu.
The private sector must play a proactive role in leveling the playing field for women so they can fully participate in the economy amid the ongoing financial downturn caused by the pandemic, according to Liz Pechan, IFC’s Country Officer for Vanuatu.
For a long time, the health narrative around COVID-19 in the island nations of the Pacific and Timor-Leste was quite positive. Yes, the economic costs of the pandemic were substantial, but the number of cases was low.
Global attention focused on shipping in March, as container ship Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal, disrupting movements along a route that channels close to 12% of global trade.
The entire 22 day and night staff of Vanuatu Wise Kava and the Vila Rose Hotel in Melcofe have been given their first vaccine shot as part of the COVID vaccine roll-out at the Convention Centre, apart from one night security guard who only has just started work for the companies.
People can choose to get vaccinated against coronavirus with AstraZeneca vaccine or Sinopharm vaccine, which are both approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for emergency use.
The 20,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine from China are expected to arrive in Port Vila tomorrow (Sunday), according to the Director General (DG) of the Ministry of Health (MoH), Russel Tamata.
It is a sunny day, you walk into the Convention Centre compound ready to be vaccinated. You walk right into a tent set up and the venue is crowded. There is hardly any lines and order. The setup is disorganized with frontline workers and elderly lined up to the left and the rest of the demog…
Closures of international borders due to COVID-19 have affected migrant workers globally, both on land and sea. This blog examines the plight of international seafarers who have been caught by COVID-19 travel restrictions and outlines some recent efforts to assist them.
The New Zealand High Commissioner, Jonathan Schwass took his first vaccine shot on Wednesday morning along with other Government dignitaries, Leader of Opposition, Ralph Regenvanu, other COVAX members – Australia, United Kingdom, France and Japan and heads of other institutions and organisations.
A total of 270 people have had their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at yesterday’s launching of the vaccination rollout, with the Ministry of Health (MoH) describing the event as an historical moment.
The Minister of Health, Silas Bule, is urging those eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to step forward when contacted in the first phase of the rollout.
The Vanuatu Beach Volleyball Olympic qualifiers team will participate in the first 100 rollout of the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccination today at the Convention Centre.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Management, Johnny Koanapo, has revealed in Parliament yesterday that a total of 5,100 applications were received from businesses that applied for access to the stimulus package rolled out by the Government.
Vanuatu has joined Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Nauru, Tuvalu and Samoa, in the Pacific islands, to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO.
New Zealand’s recent announcement of budget support and vaccine rollout assistance to Vanuatu is part of a Pacific-wide effort to help the region recover from the effects of COVID-19.
Frontline workers who in their stressful and frightening environment are continuing the fight to keep everyone safe from coronavirus have been applauded by the Head of the Government, Prime Minister (PM) Bob Loughman and Leader of Opposition, Ralph Regenvanu.