Lockdown extended in Wallis and Futuna islands due to COVID-19

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SUVA, April 12 (Xinhua) — The lockdown in Wallis and Futuna in the South Pacific has been extended until Sunday to contain the spread of COVID-19.

According to Radio New Zealand (RNZ) on Monday, Wallis and Futuna went into a lockdown more than a month ago when the French-administered territory reported its first community case of COVID-19.

Wallis and Futuna reported in March this year the first COVID-19 death since it recorded its first confirmed COVID-19 case in October last year.

Currently, the territory has more than 420 COVID-19 cases, five of them have died.

A vaccination drive was launched in late March with the help of a visiting French medical team, giving almost half the population at least one dose so far.

Wallis and Futuna has a population of more than 11,000. Enditem

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