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The office controlling Papua New Guinea's pandemic response went into lockdown today after the country's third confirmed Covid-19 case was announced.

New study on East Polynesia

Thursday April 16, 2020

Severe drought in Western Polynesia - Samoa and Tonga - may have led to the settlement of the East Polynesian islands - such as the Cook Islands - earlier than previously thought.

Covid-19 cases increase in Fiji

Thursday April 16, 2020

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has declared Fiji’s second State of Natural Disaster after confirming the country’s 17th case of Covid-19.

A West Papuan family is asking questions about the circumstances around the killing of their son and his friend in Mimika regency on Monday.

Fiji Mynah bird deaths explained

Wednesday April 15, 2020

The cause of death of the Mynah birds which were recently caught on social media has been determined following a post-mortem.

Cyclone disaster response defended

Wednesday April 15, 2020

VANUATU – Vanuatu’s Disaster Management Office has given non-government organisations the green light to distribute relief supplies to communities affected by Cyclone Harold.

Samoa eases restrictions

Wednesday April 15, 2020

Samoa’s Cabinet has eased some of its state of emergency lockdown restrictions including reopening restaurants and public transport.

Shark cargo stirs debate in Tahiti

Saturday April 11, 2020

French Polynesia's environmental group Te Ora Naho is challenging the government over its response to a Chinese fishing vessel found with sharks in its hold, RNZ reports.

A repatriation flight is being organised in French Polynesia for mainly travellers from the United States stranded because of the Covid-19 outbreak, RNZ  reports.

Samoa's Prime Minister says despite the nation being Covid-19 free, it is highly unlikely the borders will be reopened at this stage, even to those wanting to attend urgent family matters, RNZ reports.

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