The Covid-19 epidemic is back on the rise in French Polynesia. Sixty-six new cases were confirmed last week, according to Tahiti Infos. According to the health watch bulletin, the cases are mainly concentrated in Tahiti (46), then in the Tuamotus (11) and the Leeward Islands (6). The XBB.1.5 sub-variant, responsible for this upsurge, appears to be more contagious, but has so far caused very few serious cases.
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- Former Caledonian High Commissioner at the Elysée Palace
Former haussaire Patrice Faure has been appointed to the strategic position of director of the Élysée cabinet. The new arrival is a 56-year-old former non-commissioned officer who worked for the DGSE (secret service). He was prefect in the Morbihan region and above all high commissioner of the Republic in New Caledonia, where he was responsible for organizing the referendum on self-determination. He greeted the French President in French Guiana in 2017 with a resounding: "The problem with the French administration is that there are more underpants than balls!