10 per cent population test positive

WHO declares public health emergency for Marshall Islands

A total of 571 new cases of the virus were recorded in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

Three people have died and over 10 percent of the population in the capital Majuro have tested positive according to the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services.

The WHO has declared the outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

All schools will be closed for the next two months, just one of the measures under the government's disaster management plan.