“Vanuatu can now carry out testing for Covid-19 after the arrival of hundreds of test kits in the country.
“The Director of Public Health, Doctor Len Tarivonda, said that until now Vanuatu had been sending blood samples to Australia for testing, which was a lengthy process.
“He said Vanuatu had ordered 8,400 test kits, with the first 220 due to arrive in Port Vila today.
"The covid-19 tests that will be arriving in Port Vila from Brisbane via an Australian Defence Force plane.
"These tests have been funded by New Zealand and Australia, and organised by the WHO (World Health Organisation) and the SPC (the Pacific Community) to bring them here to the country."
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