Tahiti Covid-19 cases climb to 30

9:47 am on 27 March 2020

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in French Polynesia has risen by five to a total of 30.

The government said one of them is in hospital.

According to a visiting WHO official, the infections are all in Tahiti and Moorea.

There are no reports of suspected cases in the outer islands but a number of students arriving in Rangiroa from Tahiti last week were insolation with symptoms of the illness.

The Swiss tourist who fell ill with the virus when he arrived in Fakarava has recovered in Tahiti.