If you have a fever, cough AND difficulty breathing, go to your nearest health facility.
Avoid physical contact with others. If you can, call ahead.

Emergency only – Vila Central Hospital (VCH): 112
Emergency only – Doctor in charge, VCH: 22100
Emergency only – Ambulance (Paid/subscriber service): 115

On 31 December 2019, the Government of China reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A novel coronavirus was identified in January 2020. On 30 January 2020, the WHO Director-General declared the COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). On 11 March 2020, a Global Pandemic was declared.

As of 10 July 2020 the disease has since spread to more than 200 countries with 12,015,193 confirmed cases and 549,247 confirmed deaths.

This Ministry of Health website includes the latest health information and updates related to COVID-19.

On 26 March 2020 the President of Vanuatu signed a declaration for a State of Emergency (SOE) over the whole of Vanuatu for a two-week period, for the purpose of strengthening prevention and containment measures in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. On 11 April 2020 the SOE was extended for a 30-day period, for the dual purposes of continuing COVID-19 prevention and containment measures as well as responding to Tropical Cyclone Harold which impacted Vanuatu on 6 – 7 April 2020. On Thursday 11th of June the SOE regarding COVID-19 and Tropical Cyclone Harold was extended for an additional 30-day period. These SOE Declarations allow special powers as set out in the Disaster Risk Management Act No. 23 of 2019.

Non-health information related to the SOE is available on the website of the National Disaster Management Office.

As of 10 July 2020, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Vanuatu. The situation can change rapidly.

This Ministry of Health website includes the latest health information and updates related to COVID-19.

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