Nakamals in Vanuatu allowed to offer takeaway kava

A decision to close all kava bars in Vanuatu has been amended to allow nakamals to operate as takeaway only.

The national disaster management office is asking people to take their own bottles where they will be filled.

The public is no longer allowed to congregate or sit in kava bars, and they must close by 7:30 pm.

Meanwhile, restaurants in the capital, Port Vila, will no longer be allowed to have dine-in customers.

Takeaway food will still be available.