Pacific steps up defences against coronavirus
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 25 January 2020
“The Pacific is stepping up defences against the coronavirus, with many countries introducing health screenings at airports and seaports.
“The Marshall Islands has banned direct travel from China in the wake of the deadly new virus.
“The country has followed Samoa's example and travellers from China must first spend at least 14 days in a coronavirus free country before entering the Marshall Islands.
“Palau's Ministry of Health said although there were no direct flights to Palau from Wuhan, where the virus started, it was preparing to check passengers.
“Fijians have been advised against travelling to China following the outbreak of the coronavirus.
“The government this week put all its ports of entry on alert as it monitors the pneumonia-like virus.”
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