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COVID-19

Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
APIA, Samoa — Samoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa has declared a nation-wide lockdown starting today, Saturday, Jan. 22 in Apia (Friday in American Samoa) from 6p.m. until 6.p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24 (Sunday in American Samoa) — after 15 passengers who arrived earlier this week on a flight from...
Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa says the government may cancel scheduled repatriation flights from Australia after the arrivial of 10 positive cases amongst 73 passengers from Brisbane on Wednesday afternoon. She said a scheduled repatriation flight from New Zealand on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A seventh passenger who traveled on the Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu on Jan. 6 tested positive for COVID-19, according to ASG officials, who noted that the latest imported (border) positive case came following the second COVID-19 test administered for the...
Sen. Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Is it safe to hold a full-fledged 2022 Flag Day Celebration amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was the focus of Sen. Soliai Tuipine Fuimaono’s question during the Senate session on Wednesday, after Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale at last week’s cabinet meeting announced...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Six passengers who arrived on the Jan. 6 flight from Honolulu tested positive of COVID-19, according to ASG officials who noted that Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga was briefed yesterday morning by the Health Department’s medical team on the latest imported (border) cases. The...
covid-19 home test
Honolulu, HAWAII — Cool Stuff is sure Congresswoman Uifa'tali Aumua Amata Coleman Radewaggen has your back... making sure the territory gets its share of home COVID test kits in a prompt manner. Here is what to expect as these helpful kits could become critical to the territory's re-opening.  ...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The year, “2022 is going to be a year of action and it’s going to be a year of a lot of activities,” declared Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale during his remarks at last Friday’s cabinet meeting. “We have established the infrastructure to do this in 2021, now we are...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating its recommendation for when many people can receive a booster shot, shortening the interval from 6 months to 5 months for people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.  In a media release...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, the CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others,” the Centers for...
Tracking Santa at NORAD
PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Rest assured, kids of all ages: Santa’s coming this Christmas Eve, and a second holiday with COVID-19 won’t stop him. That’s the word from the joint U.S.-Canadian military operation that for 66 years has been tracking Jolly Old St. Nicholas on his global...

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