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Remote Marshall Islands Record First Confirmed Coronavirus Cases – NPR

Two people arriving from the U.S. tested positive for the coronavirus in the Marshall Islands, shown here in 2017.
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The Marshall Islands, a group of volcanic islands and atolls in the Pacific, closed its borders in March to fend off the coronavirus.
At the time, the government said the islands were already dealing with outbreaks of dengue fever and an “Influenza-like-Illness.”
“A single-case of COVID-19 would be catastrophic to the health system,” the government said at the time….

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