13 Nov 2020

30th Covid-19 case in New Caledonia quarantine facility

6:34 am on 13 November 2020

New Caledonia has registered another Covid-19 case in its quarantine facilities, bringing its tally to 30.

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New Caledonia detects Covid-19 positive case in quarantine facilities Photo: 123rf.com

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

There has been no community transmission in New Caledonia.

The last case was registered last week, when a French soldier tested positive for Covid-19 case a day after arriving from France.

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

The other main French territory in the Pacific, French Polynesia, recorded more than 11,000 Covid-19 cases after reopening for tourism in July and abolishing quarantine requirements.