Health Situation reports provide an update on the epidemiological situation and actions taken by the Ministry of Health and partners. These are issued regularly, and may be more frequent when there are rapid changes in the situation.
On 07 May 2020, the State of Emergency (SOE) was extended for a further 30-day period, a) over the whole of Vanuatu for the prevention and containment of COVID-19 pandemic; and to b) respond to the impact of Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Harold (See: https://moh.gov.vu/index.php/pages/tc-harold).
Currently, there are no confirmed cases and no suspected cases of COVID-19 in Vanuatu.
Repatriation to Port Vila of Vanuatu citizens and residents from overseas will commence soon; preparatory work has intensified to ensure capacity for quarantine, surveillance, testing, clinical management, prevention and risk communications.
Testing capacity for SARS-CoV-2 is now available at Vila Central Hospital for suspected COVID-19 cases.
All persons are being urged to avoid spreading rumours and incorrect information. The Ministry of Health is the primary source of credible and up-to-date health information for Vanuatu and provides information and fields questions through multiple dedicated platforms: website, Facebook, Hotline, free webpage and email.