Covid-19 death toll in French Polynesia now 29

11:57 am on 29 October 2020

Three more people have died in French Polynesia's Covid-19 pandemic as the number of active cases in the community has risen to 2391.

The death toll is now 29.

85 people with Covid-19 symptoms are in hospital, including 24 in intensive care.

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All but 62 of the 7262 cases were detected after the borders were reopened in July and mandatory quarantine requirements were abolished to boost tourism.

A curfew is in force in Tahiti and Moorea to try to curb the spread of the virus.

The French president Emmanuel Macron declared another lockdown for all of France but said it would be up to the administrations in French overseas territories to adapt the measures.

New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna, whose borders are largely closed, are Covid-free and have no internal restrictions.