Two Covid-19 cases in French Polynesian quarantine

7:22 am on 29 June 2020

Two people in French Polynesia have tested positive for Covid-19 at completion of their two-week self-managed quarantine.

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The government said the two had been in self-isolation since their return from France on 12 June.

It said they had shown no symptoms and three days before flying home they had tested negative.

French Polynesia recorded 90 cases, including 29 crew of an Ecuadorian ship which it classified as transit cases.

In a week, quarantine for arriving travellers will be shortened to seven days and done away with from mid-July.

Passengers on Tahiti-bound flights will however have to prove that 72 hours before departure that they were coronavirus free.