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Pacific nation of Micronesia records first Covid-19 case

Pacific nation of Micronesia records first Covid-19 case

The remote Pacific nation of Micronesia has lost its Covid-19 free status as it recorded its first case of Covid-19 on Monday.

President of Micronesia, David Panuelo made the disclosure in a televised address calling for calm.

The Micronesia president said the first Covid-19 case came from a crewman on a government ship “Chief Mailo”, which had been in the Philippines undergoing repairs.

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“We remain in what we call Covid-condition-four, which means that schools, churches, and businesses of all kinds are still open,” he added.

“Do not panic because the situation is contained.”

Micronesia has 100,000 inhabitants.

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