Tahiti high school ordered to shut because of Covid-19

The health minister in French Polynesia has ordered the closure of a high school in Tahiti because of a Covid-19 outbreak.

Christelle Lehartel said the Diademe High School will close after classes today and remain shut until the All Saints holidays.

External students who are boarding will be allowed to stay.

38 students, who have Covid-19 symptoms, are awaiting tests.

As of yesterday there were more than 1300 active Covid-19 cases in French Polynesia, with more than 200 new infections being recorded every day.