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Coronavirus live news: Auckland residents to stay home as one mystery case confirmed; US reports world record 136,000 daily infections

French Polynesia, which has one of the highest incidence of Covid-19 per capita outside mainland Europe, has recorded another 345 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the archipelago’s tally to 11,316.

52 people have died in the pandemic. But this number is likely to rise, with 21 currently in intensive care.

French Polynesia had recorded just 62 cases – most in visiting police and military personnel – when it opened its borders in July and abolished mandatory quarantine requirements. But the French territory has since been forced to impose a nightly curfew, and meetings in public have been limited to six people.

While France is in a nationwide lockdown, French Polynesia has been exempted.

The Vanuatu government locked down the main island of Efate after it recorded its first case of Covid-19 on Wednesday, a citizen repatriated from the United States who tested positive in quarantine. Read from source….