Curfew imposed in Kiribati after COVID discoveries

The cases were identified on Monday and the ship has been quarantined for at least 14 days.

One of the fishermen who tested positive is i-Kiribati and the other a foreigner.

The i-Kiribati fisherman was returning home after completing a yearlong contract aboard a Taiwanese purse seiner, his last port-of-call before travelling to Kiribati was Papua New Guinea a month ago.

Before reaching Tarawa he transferred from the purse seiner to a carrier vessel or mothership, belonging to the same company, which is the vessel that is now under quarantine off of Tarawa.

Millions in Nigeria placed under curfew as violence spreads

A number of people are reported to have been shot at a protest in Lekki, a suburb of the city.

A 24-hour curfew planned for Lagos, a key commercial hub and Africa's most populous city with an estimated 20 million residents, was delayed to allow commuters to return home.

Other regions are now imposing curfews.

Following reports of widespread violence across Nigeria, the city of Jos and Ekiti state said curfews would come into force later on Tuesday.

French Polynesia curfew extended to 29 April

The French High Commissioner Dominique Sorain made the announcement at a briefing with the French Polynesian president Edouard Fritch.

The curfew, which was first declared on 27 March, applies between 8pm and 5am.

Mr Sorain said the restrictions were needed because of the steady but slow progression of the virus which to date has infected 51 people in French Polynesia.

He said an Air Tahiti Nui airliner chartered by the French government was due to return from Paris at the weekend, bringing in 25 tonnes of medical supplies.

Police pair among 60 arrested for curfew breach in Fiji

Lautoka and Suva are now lockdown with the latter entering its first day following the announcement of two confirmed cases of the coronavirus there yesterday.

Fiji's Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho said the two officers arrested would be charged and will face internal disciplinary action.

Mr Qiliho warned police officers caught breaking the law would be expelled from the force, including those responsible for social gatherings at the police barracks.

Vanuatu implements curfew during State of Emergency

The curfew will be in force from 9pm until 4am throughout the period of the State of Emergency.

People are required to remain in their homes and premises during these hours unless for emergency purposes, health reasons or for performing a function related to an essential service.

The curfew is part of the strict measures introduced to keep the public safe and help to prevent and prepare for Covid-19.

The curfew is being imposed after consultation with the Council of Ministers

Vanuatu looks at curfew to curb alcohol-related crime

The internal affairs minister, Alfred Maoh, said the move follows the death of a man who was beaten at a Port Vila nightclub last month.

He said he had already ordered a crackdown on liquor licence holders to ensure they're complying with the law and not selling to underage people.

But Mr Maoh said the government may consider a weekend curfew for some groups of people, according to a report on RNZI.


The National Disaster Management Office advises people that a total public curfew is now in effect across the country.

The latest measure is to restrict movement and ensure the safety of all Fijians. Only essential service vehicles will be permitted to travel.