Vaccination rates drop in New Caledonia despite high Covid cases

Health officials in Noumea are worried about a "sharp decline" in vaccinations as the French South Pacific island grapples with high Covid cases and a "dramatic" number of deaths over the past three weeks. With almost 70% of the adult population either obese or overweight, officials warn the situation is "worrying" and the island lacks "technical or human resources" to manage serious forms of the disease.

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