Tahiti school to reopen despite surge in Covid-19 case

11:05 am on 24 August 2020

A Papeete school will reopen this week despite a surge in Covid-19 cases in French Polynesia.

The government released schedules for some Tahiti schools which in part will stay shut for the next week.

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It is up to most schools individually to decide how to proceed.

The official infection tally in the latest wave of Covid-19 stands at 252 which is more than four times the number of cases in the first wave between March and June.

The alert level was raised on Friday as a result of the recent coronavirus propagation, with a record one-day spike of 46 cases.

The government said most Covid-19 cases were in Tahiti and Moorea, but one was now confirmed on Raiatea.

In mid-July French Polynesia abolished mandatory quarantine requirements for international arrivals to boost tourism.

However, the United States now discourages travel to Tahiti.