Health disaster declared as COVID-19 cases skyrocket in Marshall Islands | The World

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One of the last few countries to remain essentially free of COVID-19 is now battling an outbreak. Marshall Islands’ decision to relax quarantine rules is being blamed for a surge of coronavirus cases. It’s thought more than 10% of the capital’s 25,000 people currently has the virus. Editor of the Marshall Islands Journal, Giff Johnson, tells The World the case numbers continue to climb.

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