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Contact tracing begins for first Bougainville covid case
Sun, 09 Aug 2020
By Patrick Makis in Buka Contact tracing has begun for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville’s first covid-19 case. The 22-year-old male, who had returned from Port Moresby on an Air Niugini fli...

100 days without covid-19: how NZ got rid of a globally spreading virus
Fri, 07 Aug 2020
By Michael Baker, University of Otago; Amanda Kvalsvig, University of Otago, and Nick Wilson, University of Otago Tomorrow, New Zealand will mark 100 days without community transmission of covid-19. F...

French minister says New Caledonia referendum on track despite covid
Fri, 07 Aug 2020
By RNZ Pacific France’s new overseas minister Sebastien Lecornu says New Caledonia’s restrictions over the covid-19 pandemic will not affect the preparations for the October referendum on ...

Media under strain in Melanesia during challenging era
Fri, 07 Aug 2020
By RNZ Pacific Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, according to a new edition of the Pacific Journalism Review. With its first special edition focused ...

Port Moresby may need to expand covid isolation facilities, warns doctor
Fri, 07 Aug 2020
By Lulu Mark in Port Moresby Port Moresby may need to expand its covid-19 isolation facilities quickly and effectively in case a big spike in cases occurs, a doctor says. Rita Flynn isolation facility...

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