Pacific / Vanuatu

Coronavirus: Quarantined ni-Vanuatu students return home

16:10 pm on 25 February 2020

Seven ni-Vanuatu students attending Wuhan University in China have now returned to Vanuatu amid the global coronavirus outbreak.

Port Vila international airport Photo: RNZ

The group had been quarantined in Australia for two weeks and have been cleared of coronavirus.

The Vanuatu Daily Post reports the students were met on arrival at Port Vila International Airport by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ralph Regenvanu, the Director General of Foreign Affairs and the Director of the Coronavirus Taskforce.

Mr Regenvanu thanked the Australian government for monitoring the students and declaring them safe at a medical facility near Darwin.

Vanuatu has more than 100 students studying in various universities in China.