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
The Vanuatu Ministry of Health would like to provide an update to the public on the two
active COVID-19 cases currently in isolation. The two active cases entered Vanuatu from New
Caledonia on Friday 22 October and were detected as positive on Sunday 24 October. Both
active cases have been transferred to the COVID-19 isolation ward at Vila Central Hospital.