Dengue has now spread to three of the Pa Enua – Mauke, Aitutaki and the latest island Mangaia, according to a dengue report published on Tuesday. All three islands have one probable case of type-two-dengue.
After more than a year of remaining open despite no tourists and operating with crushing overheads, restaurants, resorts and hotels in Rarotonga finally have a glimmer of hope to recover with the announcement of the two-way travel bubble between the Cook Islands and New Zealand.
Rarotonga and its many cafes scattered over the island have been catering to only their local market for over a year now. They are now preparing to serve Kiwi visitors who will be arriving here in little less than two weeks.