Marshall Islands grapples with first COVID outbreak as thousands test positive

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A health disaster has been declared on the Marshall Islands after the fast-spreading coronavirus variant Omicron infected more than a tenth of residents in the capital, Majuro, in one week. Since a handful of positive community cases were confirmed on August 8, the numbers have skyrocketed to 2,800 in a city of 22,500.
4 months ago·Marshall Islands

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Marshall Islands: Covid-19 cases surge

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4 months ago·United Kingdom
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4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Health disaster declared in Marshall Islands as COVID cases surge 'like wildfire'

A health official warns the outbreak is continuing "to gain strength" in the capital Majuro, as the number of cases doubled from Saturday to Sunday.

4 months ago·Australia
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Marshall Islands grapples with first COVID outbreak as thousands test positive

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4 months ago·United Kingdom
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‘Like Wildfire’: COVID cases skyrocket on Marshall Islands

Authorities in Marshall Islands declare health disaster as COVID-19 cases surge in Pacific nation's capital, Majuro.

4 months ago·Qatar
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