The fast-spreading Omicron variant of coronavirus infected more than one-tenth of residents in the Marshall Islands’ capital of Majuro within a week. Photo: Shutterstock
The fast-spreading Omicron variant of coronavirus infected more than one-tenth of residents in the Marshall Islands’ capital of Majuro within a week. Photo: Shutterstock

Coronavirus: Marshall Islands declares health disaster as Covid spreads ‘like wildfire’

  • Thanks to strict quarantine rules, the remote Pacific nation between the Philippines and Hawaii was one of the last countries to stay Covid-free
  • Only a handful of cases were reported in capital Majuro last week, but Omicron has since spread to more than one-tenth of its population

The fast-spreading Omicron variant of coronavirus infected more than one-tenth of residents in the Marshall Islands’ capital of Majuro within a week. Photo: Shutterstock
The fast-spreading Omicron variant of coronavirus infected more than one-tenth of residents in the Marshall Islands’ capital of Majuro within a week. Photo: Shutterstock
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