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Health Alert: Community Transmission on Efate island, Vanuatu (March 5, 2022)
March 5, 2022

Health Alert: Community Transmission on Efate island, Vanuatu (March 5, 2022)
Location: Port Vila, Vanuatu 

The first case of community transmission of the COVID-19 virus has been detected in Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu. The Ministry of Health has enacted a curfew between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. effective March 5-8, 2022. All schools and work places have been closed, and church gatherings, social events, and public gatherings are prohibited on Efate and its offshore islands. All inbound and outbound travel by sea and air to/from Efate island is prohibited. Military roadblocks have been reported and may appear without warning. Efate island is at Alert Level 2; all other islands remain at Level 0. 

Actions to take:
  • Monitor local media and government websites for updates.
  • Review your personal emergency preparedness plans.
  • Ensure you have sufficient supply of medication, food, water, fuel, and other necessities in case of extended lockdown.