13 Apr 2020

Cyclone aid for Fiji on New Caledonia repatriation plane

9:33 am on 13 April 2020

The repatriation of foreigners stranded in Fiji because of the Covid-19 outbreak continues today with a flight from Nadi to New Caledonia.

A Fiji Airways plane was due to bring New Caledonian residents, French citizens and other Europeans to Noumea.

A Fiji Airways plane

A Fiji Airways plane Photo: Supplied

For the return flight the Red Cross in New Caledonia was readying relief supplies to be given to Fiji's victims of Cyclone Harold.

New Caledonia's repatriation programme also seen a flight from French Polynesia arriving in Noumea on Easter Sunday.

Flights from Paris to Noumea were expected to start this week.

New Caledonia has so far recorded 18 Covid-19 cases, but none over the past week.

To stop the spread of the virus, lockdown provisions first declared in late March, had been extended until 19 April.