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Virus reaches previously Covid-free New Caledonia – Yahoo News Australia

The remote Pacific territory of New Caledonia, one of the few places on the planet to have avoided Covid-19, is to go into strict lockdown after detecting…

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The remote Pacific territory of New Caledonia, one of the few places on the planet to have avoided Covid-19, is to go into strict lockdown after detecting nine cases, local officials said Sunday.
The outbreak on the French archipelago was detected after a school headteacher fell ill on the Wallis and Futuna islands — another French territory in the Pacific — leading authorities to screen for cases.
“According to the first indications, the patient developed symptoms in mid-February and could have…

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