Nauru sets up designated COVID-19 quarantine sites

President Lionel Aingimea, who is also Minister for National Emergency Services, ordered certain establishments to be designated residences for quarantines purposes as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 to Nauru.

The Budapest Hotel, as well as rooms in the external block accommodation at Menen Hotel and the Anibare Village are being used as transit stations.

According to the latest Nauru Bulletin, all travelers will be required to travel directly from the airport in an approved transport to the transit station.

Coronavirus: Nauru guests held in quarantine briefed by Government

The purpose of the meeting was to keep guests updated and provide further information about COVID-19 and other developments in the Nauru’s government’s fight to keep Nauru coronavirus free.

Speaking on the removal of two guests presenting with elevated temperatures, Dr Kieren Keke told guests, “I just want to emphasize that we are being overly cautious. There’s many other causes of fever than coronavirus but we’ve acted because we’ve got the ability to move them (suspected cases) to somewhere different.”

Calls for concerted effort to safeguard Nauru from coronavirus

His Excellency said any possibility of COVID-19 will be captured at the airport upon the arrival all of passengers and contain them at the designated transit residences for observation and monitoring for any changes in body temperature and health.

Nauru announces more measures in response to coronavirus

The Minister for Health and Medical Services, Isabella Dageago has been authorized to exercise all powers and functions under the National Disaster Risk Management Act 2016 and to take all Health measures that may be necessary for the purposes of managing and minimising the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The new measure was announced by the Minister for National Emergency Services and President of Nauru, Lionel Aingimea in a gazette released over the weekend.

Nauru traders warned against hoarding and price inflation

Acting Finance Minister Lionel Aingimea who is also Nauru’s President has issued an Order to that effect.

Traders have also been warned not to hoard goods that are necessary or essential for everyday living of members of the community.

The Order also applies to services.

Traders have also been urged to ensure that good and services for retail purposes are available in reasonable quantities for domestic consumption.

The Prices Regulation(Prohibition of Hoarding and Price Inflation Order 2020 was published in the Gazette on Saturday, 21 March 2020.


National address by Nauru President on coronavirus (delivered 15 March)

Recently, the World Health Organisation declared the Coronavirus to be pandemic. What this means is that the Coronavirus is now a global health issue.

Your Government has taken every step possible to ensure the protection of its people against Coronavirus.

We are setting up a quarantine area at public health. You will see lots of work happening there. We have toured certain areas at topside to see if there are places there feasible for quarantine purposes.

Nauru President's national address on coronavirus (Nauruan version)

Omo yemero/yobum.

Ngage ekameow, bita edorabat World Health Organisation obabareow yan onab bitune earak Coronavirus oa COVID-19 bwe eiy earak yon ngea ouwaka onab. Yan ngune, bitune earak Coronavirus eiyit imit on ngea towe onab memak.

Bitune wamie dogor oget duwen in weiyorat emedena ngana egonan riring bwe dogin ranga-eta tsinin bitune earak Coronavirus.

Nauru declares National Emergency for Management and Minimisation of coronavirus impact

In a televised speech Monday, President Aingimea said declaration was made following advice from Cabinet and the Council.

In a national address over the weekend, he also said the Government is taking every step possible to ensure the protection of its people against the coronavirus.

President Aingimea said a quarantine area is being set up at public health.

“You will see lots of work happening there. We have toured certain areas at topside to see if there are places there feasible for quarantine purposes.”

Nauru Deputy Electoral Commissioner to observe Vanuatu election with PIF team

The team will be led by Pita Vuki, Supervisor of Elections and Commissioner, Tonga Electoral Commission and supported by officials from the Forum Secretariat.

Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor, thanked the Government of Vanuatu for the invitation to observe the election. “I commend Vanuatu for its commitment to the transparency of its electoral processes, and I am pleased to note that Vanuatu is demonstrating consistency through the inclusion of independent observers in its elections”

Nauru implements travel restrictions and measures in response to coronavirus outbreak

Effective immediately from 3 March 2020, anyone travelling from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea and Italy in the past 21 days will not be allowed into Nauru.

According to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, the travel restriction and measures will remain in place until a new issuance.

The World Health Organisation reports more than 93,000 people have been infected in more than 80 countries.

Four new Member States (Argentina, Chile, Poland and Ukraine) have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.