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The French military has flown a three-month old baby from French Polynesia to New Zealand for urgent surgery.
The plane carried a medical team with the patient and their parents and returned to Tahiti after three hours in Auckland.
The cargo plane, which has been deployed by Paris to Tahiti for a month, was sent by the French High Commission.
Reports from French Polynesia say a French military cargo aircraft has picked up 20 residents who were stranded in New Zealand because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The reports say the A400M aircraft had first flown supplies to the French base in New Caledonia and then returned via Auckland.
When the plane was deployed to French Polynesia last month, officials said it was for missions around both French Polynesia and the wider Pacific.
Tonga's only domestic airline, the privately-owned Real Tonga, is reportedly on the verge of bankruptcy.
The Minister of Finance, Tevita Lavemaau, made the revelation in a government press statement.
Owner and CEO of Real Tonga, Tevita Palu, confirmed the situation but also gave his reasons for the airline being in debt for millions of dollars.
Mr Lavemaau said most of Real Tonga's indebtedness was to the government.
Palau's Permanent Mission to the UN says the government of Cuba has offered to dispatch a medical brigade to assist the republic in building defenses against Covid-19.
The deployment of medical personnel from Cuba would be made "when commercial travel to Palau becomes possible again."
Cuba was planning to send two doctors, three nurses and a team supervisor to Palau.
The Solomon Islands prime minister, Manasseh Sogavare, has revealed the details of a $US37.5 million economic stimulus package.
Speaking on Monday at an official launch event, Mr Sogavare said the package was an initial response to the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on Solomon Islands' economy and society.
"It is more sensible to prevent people losing their jobs now rather than trying to get them back into work once the pandemic has receded," Mr Sogavare said.
A 10pm to 5am curfew in Papua New Guinea's National Capital District and Central Province has been lifted.
The curfew had been in place in Port Moresby and its surrounding region for around a month as part of PNG's state of emergency provisions in response to Covid-19.
The NBC reports Emergency Controller David Manning saying markets, pharmacies, hotels and restaurants, banks, supermarkets and licensed wholesalers are allowed to trade.