60 children receive Covid-19 vaccine in Nauru

President Lionel Aingimea confirmed that out of this number, 10 children received their first dose (88 per cent) and 50 children received their second dose (36 per cent) and are therefore fully vaccinated.

“Children who have taken their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine three weeks ago are now eligible to take the second dose.”

Parents and guardians are advised that if your child has Covid, it is better to wait three months from the time of infection to get their first dose.

This will help the body increase immunity.

Nauru’s Christon Amram loses in his first Commonwealth boxing outing

Amram went down to Charlie Senior of Australia 5-0 in the Men’s over 54kg-57kg featherweight division.

Senior proved to be too strong for Amran after dominating all three rounds.

Amram is a gold medalist from the 2019 Pacific Games.


Boxer Colan Caleb to begin Nauru’s Commonwealth Games campaign

Fighting in the Men’s 60kg Light Welterweight division, Caleb will go up against Jonas Junias from Namibia.

The fight is scheduled to start at 11pm (Nauru Time).

The second athlete to compete and in the same sport is the team’s flag bearer, Christon Amram.

The 2019 Pacific Games gold medalist will be fighting Australia's Charlie Senior in the Men's Featherweight 57kg.

Nauru team is comprised of 5 sporting federations with over 20 team members consisting of officials and athletes.


Over 4,000 people recover from Covid-19 in Nauru

The government said the recovered cases are out of the 17,173 tests that was carried out during this outbreak.

President Lionel Aingimea confirmed that two new cases were recorded from the accumulative statistics for Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th July.

The two new cases will now bring the total number of active cases to 62.

Aingimea said a total of 407 tests were done over Monday and Tuesday.

Nauru to host 2026 Micronesian Games

During a virtual meeting, the Micronesian Games Council (MGC) confirmed Nauru will host the 2026 Micronesian Games.

President Lionel Rouwen Aingimea said Nauru looks forward to welcoming the athletes of Micronesia to her shores.

Minister for Sports Maverick Eoe, who was responsible for pushing for the bid to host the Games has big plans to build relevant and much-needed sporting infrastructure for the 2026 Games and more importantly, to leave a legacy for the future of the athletes to boost their training performances.

Nauru parents advised to follow Covid vaccination guidelines for children

President Lionel Aingimea confirmed in his announcement that the wait will help the body increase immunity.

“Waiting three months is beneficial in terms of building stronger immunity. However, there is no harm if you want your child to take the shot after recovering from Covid as long as they have no acute illness.”

The Public Health Centre is open 10am-5pm for Covid testing, however Tigers Oval is now closed due to minimal number of tests conducted.

“Do not hesitate to ask questions, help or advice from Health professionals at the vaccination stations.”

3 new Covid-19 cases in Nauru

President Lionel Aingimea confirmed the new cases in his Covid-19 update announcement, yesterday.

Nauru now has 87 active cases and one death.

Aingimea said a total of 215 tests were done over the weekend and out of the 16,864 tests that were done during the outbreak, 4, 511 cases have recovered.

Nauru to showcase new lifters for Commonwealth Games

Coach Quincy Detenamo said most of the lifters will be competing for the first time in a Commonwealth Game and it will be a new and exciting experience for them.

Young Tido Ika is the youngest male lifter in team and it will be his first Commonwealth Games.

My-Only Stephen is the youngest female lifter and she is in the 55kg division. It is also her first Commonwealth Games.

Classes resume for Years 11 and 12 students in Nauru

The Department of Education said all other classes remain on hold due to the rising in numbers of the Covid-19 cases in the country.

“The Department of Education is working closely with the Taskforce to ensure that all safety measures are undertaken by students and teachers in regards to physical distancing, sanitising hands and wearing masks.”

Schools were closed last month as part of measures to contain a community outbreak of Covid-19.

Officials continue to ease Covid-19 restrictions as of 22 July.


Nauru’s USP Campus to operate on normal hours

The institution has advised students and staff members to wear a mask and practice proper sanitisation at all times while on campus.

As of today, only students are allowed to use the resources from the campus to prepare for their upcoming exams.

Students were not allowed to sit for their semester one final exam due to Covid restrictions.

The public has also been advised that Covid measures such as social distancing also applies for hiring of the venue for classes.