6 Mar 2021

Vanuatu has two more Covid-19 cases in quarantine

10:21 pm on 6 March 2021

Vanuatu has announced there are two new cases of Covid-19 at the border.

A healthcare worker organises Covid-19 tests that were just administered at United Memorial Medical Center Covid-19 testing site in Houston, Texas Thursday,25 June.

Photo: AFP

On Saturday afternoon Prime Minister Bob Loughman made the announcement, saying there two were expatriates, one a man and one a woman.

However Loughman did not elaborate on the nationality of the pair but said they were brought into the country on a chartered flight last month.

The two are employees of a foreign company based in Port Vila.

Authorities discovered the two had the coronavirus while they were in the quarantine.

Since the pandemic began last year, Vanuatu has recorded three cases.

The first case was a ni-Vanuatu pastor of a Mormon Church.

He contracted the coronavirus while in the United States.

The new cases did not present symtoms.