Copra sales cut short by Marshalls' dengue outbreak

The record-setting pace of copra production in the Marshall Islands has ground to a halt with the dengue fever outbreak stalling most outer island transport.

A travel ban brought in by the goverment in August to stop the spread of dengue also ceased regular copra pick ups by local vessels.

The ban means copra production for the 2019 financial year will fall short of the record of over 7700 tonnes set in 1995 - despite the fast production pace earlier in the year.

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