User:Ottawahitech/covid in Kiribati

...meanwhile another South Pacific island nation is experiencing a devastating growth in COVID-19 cases after opening its border for the first time in ten months. The Republic of Kiribati, which remained relatively COVID-free during the pandemic, reopened its borders on January 14 to allow a planeload of Kiribati citizens who were stranded overseas as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to return home.

As it turned out thirty-six passengers had covid, and more tested positive after being quarantined. Soon thereafter, Covid started circulating in the community. On Feb 3 the Worldmeter Covid Counter reported 913 active cases In Kiribati