Countries in the Pacific are bracing for the coronavirus and there are serious concerns about what impact an outbreak could have on the region where the health system is weaker and people are more vulnerable.
Several Pacific Island nations are implementing strict travel restrictions as the virus spreads everywhere else, including Australia.
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The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth’s oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south and is bounded by the continents of Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east