Press Releases related to health aspects of COVID-19 preparedness and response are issued by the Ministry of Health as needed.
Ministry of Health Reiterates Prime Minister’s Support for Frontline Workers
Port Vila, 17 November 2020: The Vanuatu Ministry of Health has reiterated the Prime Minister’s official statement yesterday, reemphasising the Government’s gratitude for COVID-19 frontline workers and the need for public support.
In a speech to the public on the evening of the 16 November, Prime Minister Bob Loughman appealed to the public to provide their ongoing support to frontline workers, including health workers, who are working to address COVID-19.
Port Vila, 11 November 2020: The Vanuatu Ministry of Health in support of the official statement of the Prime Minister confirms that on 10 November Vanuatu had their first confirmed case of COVID-19.
The National Disaster Management Office, the Ministry of Health and other key government partners are responding to the case and can assure the public that this is strictly a ‘border case’ which has been detected in quarantine.
Port Vila, 18 September 2020: The Vanuatu Ministry of Health confirms that targeted testing in quarantine for COVID-19 is being being conducted as an additional precaution for those entering Vanuatu from areas classified as high risk.