31 Oct 2020

New Caledonia registers a Covid-19 case in quarantine

1:35 pm on 31 October 2020

New Caledonia has registered another Covid-19 case in its quarantine facilities, bringing its tally to 28.

The individual, who was tested at the end of their quarantine, was transferred to the dedicated isolation unit at the hospital.

The government said after further tests the person was discharged.

There has been no community transmission in New Caledonia.

The latest case was the only one in the past month.

A compulsory two-week quarantine in government-sponsored accommodation is imposed on all arrivals.

The border is largely closed and flights are strictly limited under a plan which will remain in force until at least 27 March.

The other main French territory in the Pacific, French Polynesia, has more than 2000 active Covid-19 cases in the community.