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The faraway Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has its first case of COVID-19. A man brought it back from US.

The faraway Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has its first case of COVID-19. A man brought it back from US.

A small Pacific island nation has recorded its first case of the novel coronavirus, shortening the list of places untouched by the global pandemic.

Vanuatu, a country of just under 300,000 people located in the south Pacific Ocean, according to the CIA, reported its first COVID-19 case on Tuesday. The positive test was recorded in a Vanuatu citizen who returned to the nation from a “higher-risk location” in the United States, the country’s health ministry reported.

The case was an asymptomatic 23-year-old man who returned to Vanuatu from the U.S. on Nov. 4, according to Vanuatu’s health ministry.

He was physically distanced from other passengers on the plane and “personal protection measures were applied and maintained during the flight, throughout the arrival process, during transport to and during registration at the quarantine facility,” the ministry said in a statement. Read from source….