Covid alert in Vanuatu after infected body washes ashore

Covid alert in Vanuatu after infected body washes ashore

Vanuatu slapped travel restrictions on its most populous island Monday after tests confirmed a body that washed ashore on the largely coronavirus-free Pacific nation was infected with Covid-19.

Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu

Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu

A deadly Pacific cyclone intensified as it hit Vanuatu on Monday, threatening a natural disaster that experts fear will undermine the impoverished Pacific nation's battle to remain coronavirus-free.

Vanuatu steps up evacuation as volcano spews ash

Vanuatu steps up evacuation as volcano spews ash

Vanuatu hopes to evacuate all 11,000 people from its northern island of Ambae by Wednesday, with a flotilla of boats ferrying people to nearby islands as a volcano spewing rock and ash into the air ...

Australia, New Zealand send help for Vanuatu volcano evacuation

Australia, New Zealand send help for Vanuatu volcano evacuation

Australia dispatched a naval vessel to Vanuatu on Saturday to help the South Pacific nation evacuate all 11,000 inhabitants from the northern island of Ambae as an erupting volcano ...

Thousands evacuated from Vanuatu island as volcano erupts

Thousands evacuated from Vanuatu island as volcano erupts

Vanuatu has declared a state of emergency and evacuated thousands of residents from an island in the Pacific archipelago after a volcanic eruption rained rocks and ash on nearby homes, reports and officials said.

Powerful quake hits off Vanuatu, tsunami threat warning lifted

Powerful quake hits off Vanuatu, tsunami threat warning lifted

A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Vanuatu Sunday, but a tsunami threat passed with no immediate reports of major damage along the coasts of the Pacific archipelago.