25 Mar 2022

Pacific correspondent Susana Lei'ataua

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 25 March 2022

Pacific countries have Covid community transmission for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020, Susana looks at how well are they coping.

 Lockdown is a significant option as their medical resources, staff and facilities are limited.

 And Polyfest is underway in Manukau, with  hundreds of students taking to the stages,  but no live audiences.

Covid safety protocols has meant everyone is instead watching online.

Papatoetoe High School Student Aaliyah Shahistha Ali performs with the Fijian group to their school in 2021.

Photo: Aaliyah Shahistha Ali

Susana Lei'ataua is RNZ Pacific's news editor