According to the country’s health minister, Bruno Leingkone, two sub-variants of the Omicron Covid strain, BA.1 and BA.2, are circulating in Vanuatu.

According to Leingkone, specimens sent to Melbourne for laboratory analysis confirmed the sub-variants.

More information on the two Omicron subvariants would be made available to the public soon, he said, but in the meantime, people were encouraged to continue following public health measures.

Most of Vanuatu’s alert levels have been reduced, but Erromango and Tanna remain at the highest level, three.

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