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Guam halts vacation-and-vax tours as virus cases rise

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Hagatna (Guam) (AFP) – The US Pacific territory of Guam has suspended a programme allowing international visitors to receive a Covid-19 vaccination while enjoying a tropical holiday due to a surge in virus cases. The Guam Visitors Bureau this week halted the “Air V&V” — vacation and vaccination — scheme, launched in July in a bid to restart the island’s pandemic-devastated tourism industry. Infection numbers that once made Guam an attractive destination have exploded with an outbreak of the highly transmissible Delta variant, with 910 confirmed cases in the past week. Health experts have rul…

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