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COVID-19 – the Pacific response

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COVID-19 has now been identified in every Pacific Island country, and as vaccination rates climb, more countries are willing to reopen their borders.

The Marshall Islands may be exempt from quarantine restrictions. Until the end of last year, the country was subjected to four-week quarantine.

This required two weeks in quarantine in Honolulu and two weeks in-country. Hawaii impounded  itself for three days last year.

Out-of-country quarantine may be eliminated, while in-country quarantine may be reduced. Cabinet will examine a COVID-19 approach to complete border reopening in the next weeks.

The Marshall Islands and FSM had confined cases, but they avoided community transmission.

The information in this article is current as of 12pm AEST on May 31.

Source: Medriva.

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