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New Caledonia lockdown extended

Saturday April 11, 2020

New Caledonia authorities have extended the restrictions imposed over the Covid-19 outbreak for another week until 19 April.

Fiji is celebrating the Easter holiday without electricity because power supply to almost 80 percent of homes in the country is yet to be restored, RNZ reports.

A notable location in Tonga damaged by Cyclone Harold is a popular resort in Kanokupolu.

RNZ has reported that reports from Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa say strong winds were being felt there and there were power outages in some areas.

Weather Watch NZ has reported that TC Harold has returned to Category 5.

Bleak outlook for Pacific tourism

Wednesday April 08, 2020

PACIFIC – The Asian Development Bank says tourism-driven economies in the Pacific will be the worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Papua New Guinea recently announced that its multi-million pork industry is now under threat after African Swine Fever (ASF) was discovered in Mendi, in the Southern Highlands Province.

Cyclone slams Fiji

Wednesday April 08, 2020

FIJI – After thrashing Vanuatu, Tropical Cyclone Harold has damaged homes and caused widespread flooding across Fiji.

Former cabinet minister Mathew Batsiua, has been released from prison.

Pacific Covid-19 Updates

Wednesday April 08, 2020

Guam

 8 confirmed cases of Covid-19, taking the number of cases in the US territory to 121.

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