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Vanuatu island reports first case of COVID-19

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PORT VILLA, Vanuatu, 11th November, 2020 (WAM) — Health authorities in Vanuatu have announced the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in the island country located in the South Pacific Ocean, which was of a few countries that were COVID-free until now.
The Ministry of Health said that a 23-year-old man who recently returned from the US tested positive for the virus while in quarantine.
"A case detected in quarantine is considered a border case and not an outbreak," the Ministry said in a statement, adding that health protocols were in place to contain the virus.