More Covid-19 cases in French Polynesia as pandemic eases

Another 204 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in French Polynesia in the last 72-hour reporting period as the pandemic continues to ease.

The health authorities say five patients are in hospital.

The number of active cases has almost halved in the past week and is now 662.

More than 80 percent of those 12 years and older have had two jabs.

Pandemic-related restrictions were further relaxed earlier this month by exempting more people from the obligation to be vaccinated.

There is also no longer a need to show a vaccine pass for domestic travel.