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French Polynesia’s opposition says schools should remain closed

Wednesday 29 April 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Regional


French Polynesia’s opposition says schools should remain closed
Gaston Flosse. PC: RNZ

French Polynesia's opposition Tahoeraa Huiraatira party says schools should remain closed until September because of the continued risks posed by the Covid-19 outbreak.

The president Edouard Fritch and the French High Commissioner Dominique Sorain announced yesterday that schools in Tahiti and Moorea would reopen from 18 May while a raft of other restrictions will lapse tomorrow.

In a letter, the Tahoeraa leader Gaston Flosse said going too fast now could be a mistake.

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He said people were led to believe that the virus had disappeared after the health minister declared last week that the virus had been stopped.

Yesterday, however, two more people tested positive for Covid-19, raising the tally to 58. – RNZ