WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Micronesia has most likely become the final nation in the world with a population of more than 100,000 to experience an outbreak of the coronavirus.For more than two and a half years, the Pacific archipelago managed to avoid any outbreaks thanks to its geographic isolation and border controls. Those people who flew into the country with the disease didn’t spread it because all new arrivals were required to quarantine.But as has been the case in several other Pacific nations this year, those defenses couldn’t keep out the more transmissible omicron variant forever.On Tuesday, the government announced it had become aware of multiple cases across two of the nation’s four states.Authorities said that in the state of Kosrae, 25 people tested positive after showing up at a local hospital. An additional 10 people from a family of 11 tested positive after a medical team visited them.Authorities said they had also found seven community cases in the state of Pohnpei. State leaders there have asked all residents to avoid public gatherings and to wear masks at all times.The outbreak comes less than two weeks before Micronesia planned to end its quarantine restrictions and reopen its borders to the


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