Australia aid plane to Vanuatu delayed as Chinese plane was parked at Port Vila airport

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) plane carrying aid to cyclone-struck Vanuatu turned around and returned home on Sunday as a Chinese plane with medical equipment was already on the airport’s tarmac, Vanuatu airport officials said. Airport … Continue reading Australia aid plane to Vanuatu delayed as Chinese plane was parked at Port Vila airport

Pacific nations employ island fortress tactics to combat coronavirus spread

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Pacific islands are imposing strictest lock-down measures to combat the coronavirus, denying access to supply vessels and prohibiting human-to-human contact during aircraft refueling, amid fears their small healthcare systems could be over-run. The region recorded its first … Continue reading Pacific nations employ island fortress tactics to combat coronavirus spread

Pacific nations employ island fortress tactics to combat coronavirus spread

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Pacific islands are imposing strictest lock-down measures to combat the coronavirus, denying access to supply vessels and prohibiting human-to-human contact during aircraft refueling, amid fears their small healthcare systems could be over-run. The region recorded its first … Continue reading Pacific nations employ island fortress tactics to combat coronavirus spread