Vanuatu Situation Report #82 Issued 28 March-Covering 27-28 March 2022


  • On 04 March 2022, an active COVID-19 case was confirmed at Vila Central Hospital who had no travel history, indicating transmission at community level.
  • On 07 March 2022, Efate and Offshore Islands moved to Alert Level 3: Very High, due to large-scale community transmission. All provinces of Vanuatu are on Alert Level 3 given reports of cases or movement of contacts of cases in the six provinces of Vanuatu.
  • A total of 2705 confirmed cases have been reported since the beginning of 2022.
  • 112 new confirmed cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, including 99 on Efate island (Shefa province) and 13 Santo island (Sanma province) ** Note, the decrease in case numbers since yesterday is due to decreased testing on weekends. Discrepancies with previous reports may result from lags in data entry and reporting at a national and provincial level.**