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COVID-19

Samoa Director General of Health Leausa Dr Take Naseri
Apia, SAMOA — A total of 19,567 Covid shots were administered during Samoa's two day mass vaccination campaign but its below what officials hoped to achieve. The Director General of Health Leausa Dr Take Naseri said preliminary figures indicate that 12,228 received their first dose and 7,339 are...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With its fall 2021 semester now underway, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) has joined the forefront of the government’s “Protect As One” movement by providing incentives for both its students and staff to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations if they have not...
[l-r] Dr. Dr Aifili Tufa, Dr. Francine Amoa, and Dr. Fiona Trial
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —The 259 passengers who arrived on the Sept. 13th flight from Honolulu and are currently in quarantine, are set to be released this weekend, but after release from quarantine they will be required to remain at home for two days and abide with specific protocols, according...
A large screen displayed information on the local resident who tested positive for COVID-19
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The local resident, who was a passenger on the Sept. 13th flight from Honolulu and tested positive of COVID-19, is in isolation for two weeks, while all ASG employees who worked that flight are in quarantine, as the government monitors the situation, with commercial...
Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale (left) and Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A local resident who returned to American Samoa when commercial air service between Honolulu and Pago Pago re-opened on Sept. 13th has tested positive for COVID-19, making it the first local case, but American Samoa remains under Code-Blue threat level, meaning COVID-...
Alohilani Resort in Waikiki
Honolulu, HAWAII — A group of Hawaii hotels said it will start requiring proof of COVID vaccination for all guests and visitors beginning in October. Among the hotels requiring the vaccine is Alohilani Resort in Waikiki as well as seven Highgate Hawaii hotels. Many of the hotel employees will need...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa Tourism Authority says tourism in Samoa will not be opening up anytime soon. Faamatuainu Lenata'I Suifua Faamatuainu was clarifying a statement on Radio Australia quoting him as saying the borders will reopen next year. He said while there have...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa is planning two flights each month through December as the territory moves to reopen commercial air service between Honolulu an Pago Pago, with the hope of more flights — all depending on the increase in the local COVID-19 vaccination rate and the rise in...
David Letele, right, and his food bank workers
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Every day, David Letele and the workers at his Brown Buttabean food bank are run off their feet. From morning until well into the night, they're busy packing parcels by the hundreds to meet an unprecedented demand. Letele's central Manukau foodbank is one of many across...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of Aug. 30th, the U.S Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided a total of over $1.086 billion to more than 165,000 people in states and territories to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.  Of that...

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