Union wants mandatory quarantine for arrivals in French Polynesia

9:33 am on 14 August 2020

A French Polynesian union has called for the reintroduction of a mandatory 14-day quarantine for those arriving from overseas.

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The call was made by the secretary General of the Rally of Polynesian Workers, Mahinui Temarii, after a meeting at the presidency.

The meeting concluded that the new spike was due to irresponsible behaviour and that tighter measures could be considered.

However earlier this week, the government and the French High Commissioner excluded the possibility of a new lockdown.

Quarantine requirements were abolished in mid-July to boost tourism, but since then Covid-19 has re-emerged in at least five French Polynesian islands.

77 Covid-19 cases have been recorded this month.

In the first wave until June the official tally was 62 cases.

There has been no fatality.