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Covid vaccine fast-tracked in Torres Strait as fears of Papua New Guinea outbreak grow – The Guardian

Vaccinations on Saibai, a short dinghy ride from PNG, have begun, with leaders warning against complacency



As Papua New Guinea teeters on the brink of a catastrophic outbreak of Covid-19, there are fears that complacency with border security could result in the virus reaching the Torres Strait and then mainland Australia.
Covid cases in Papua New Guinea have jumped alarmingly over the last fortnight. The Pacific nation has reported a total of 2,269 cases and 26 deaths over the course of the pandemic but there are fears that the true rate of community transmission is much higher and is masked by low testing…

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