New Caledonia reaches unwanted Covid landmark

The total number of Covid cases in New Caledonia has surpassed 70,000 in the past year after the territory recorded another 1614 cases.

The latest figure, covering the past week, brings the total number of cases since September 2021 to 70,937.

The death toll remains at 314 - all of them died after the Delta variant entered the community in that same month.

Pandemic-related restrictions have now been lifted.