Tahiti school to reopen despite surge in COVID case

A school in Tahiti will reopen this week despite a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Radio New Zealand reports a Papeete school will reopen this week despite a surge in Covid-19 cases in French Polynesia.

The report stated the government released schedules for some Tahiti schools which in part will stay shut for the next week.

It is up to most schools individually to decide how to proceed.

The last official infection tally in the latest wave of COVID-19 stands at 236 cases after a record one-day increase of 46 cases.

The alert level was raised on Friday as a result of the coronavirus propagation.

The government said most Covid-19 cases were in Tahiti and Moorea, but one was now confirmed on Raiatea.

In mid-July French Polynesia abolished mandatory quarantine requirements for international arrivals to boost tourism.

However, the United States now discourages travel to Tahiti.

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