Press Releases related to health aspects of COVID-19 preparedness and response are issued by the Ministry of Health as needed.
OFFICIAL REMARKS BY HON. BOB LOUGHMAN WEIBUR(PM) PRIME MINISTER
Two people arrived to Vanuatu from New Caledonia on 22 October 2021 and were confirmed
to have active COVID-19 infections. Medical assessment has confirmed that one person is no
longer contagious and presents zero risk of transmitting COVID-19 to others since they no
longer have the COVID-19 virus. This person is now classified as recovered from COVID-19 and
therefore will be discharged from the isolation ward at Vila Central Hospital to safely join their
family and community.
The Government of Vanuatu has committed additional funds to the health sector for essential
work on COVID-19 preparedness and to ensure citizens and residents can access necessary
health services for COVID-19 and beyond.
Two active cases of COVID-19 detected in a quarantine facility on 24 October 2021 remain in isolation at Vila
Central Hospital. Samples sent to Doherty Institute in Australia confirmed that both cases are the COVID-19