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A total of 19, 332 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine has been administered as of last week, since the national rollout program launch in Port Vila last month.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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A total of 104 people, including Prime Minister Bob Loughman received their second Sinopharm vaccine dose yesterday, administered by the Ministry of Health.

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Over 700 people from north Efate have been vaccinated against coronavirus since the rollout commenced by the SHEFA Health Team last week.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Vanuatu will be receiving its first batch of 24,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine sent through the COVAX Facility tonight.

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