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.
Two active cases of COVID-19 were detected in a quarantine facility on 24 October 2021. These cases tested PCR positive at day 2 after arriving to Vanuatu from New Caledonia on 22 October 2021. Both have been confirmed to be active cases and one has developed mild symptoms of COVID-19. Both will be transferred to the COVID-19 isolation ward at Vila Central Hospital.It is not yet known if this is the delta variant; samples have been sent to Australia for laboratory testing and results are expected next week.