The archipelago, which has only recorded three cases of coronavirus contamination in all, has decided to isolate its main island.

The Vanuatu archipelago decided to isolate its main island for three days after the ocean washed ashore the corpse of a man who was a carrier of the coronavirus.

Government sources confirmed that it was the body of a Filipino sailor whose freighter left Port Vila on April 10. The remains were discovered on the 11th near a village located five kilometers from the capital. The other members of the boat’s crew and the police officers who took the corpse were all tested negative, according to the same sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. We do not know the causes of the death of the sailor and the reason why his corpse ended up in the water.

The archipelago has only recorded three cases of coronavirus contamination. All three were travelers who tested positive on arrival. The National Office of Disaster Management said it is taking measures to avoid the risk of transmission to the 200,000 inhabitants of the archipelago.

It has banned domestic and international flights from Efate, the island where Port Vila is located, for three days. “We invite the population to remain calm and to observe the rules of safety and hygiene at all times,” said the Bureau.

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the 04/19/2021 at 5:06 PM

Given the low genetic variability of the inhabitants of the Pacific Islands, their precautions seem very reasonable.

the 04/19/2021 at 4:58 PM

for a deceased person they take action so the risk is very low and we let in thousands of well alive people with virtually no control. exchange VÃ © ran against the minister health of Vanuatu lol

the 04/19/2021 at 3:06 PM

A Filipino sailor, how strange! Would he have been “prince” three times in his life? Was he approaching a hundred years? …

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