Kiribati and Samoa implement rare lockdowns after travelers test positive


Tarawa atoll, Kiribati, is pictured in 2004. The Pacific island nations of Kiribati and Samoa have announced rare COVID-19 lockdowns after dozens of international travelers tested positive for the virus.

Dozens of travelers from Fiji tested positive in Kiribati, prompting the island nation to implement its first lockdown. Samoa’s order followed a cluster of cases in airline passengers from Australia.

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