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Covid-19 restrictions

Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's prime minister is considering further Covid-19 restrictions despite the country remaining coronavirus free. Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi told his weekly radio show that extended quarantine for returning citizens was on the cards along with increased social distancing. Tuila'...
Man walking on Waikiki beach with hotel in the background.
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Thursday it’s not safe to follow through with a plan to allow out-of-state travelers to use a negative COVID-19 test to bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement beginning Aug. 1. The mayor cited a surge in coronavirus cases in California and other U.S...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The aumaga — or untitled men — of the four villages already approved for the government’s enforcement program, not only for the coronavirus restrictions but illegal drugs, are each getting a $10,000 check, funded with ASG’s share from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Through the Attorney General’s Office, the defendants — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and the American Samoa Government — on June 22nd requested the High Court for “immediate dismissal” of the lawsuit by local resident Steven Jay Pincus Hunter, who alleged civil and...
Dear Editor, With the current pandemic occurring around the world along with many other issues the United States and our territory is facing, I understand that there are restrictions and protocols to protect our people. It is evident why Governor Lolo Moliga, Lieutenant Governor Lemanu Mauga and...
Street vendors in Apia around a bus.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has further relaxed its Covid-19 State of Emergency restrictions for church services and allowed more than one gathering allowed on their sabbath. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi announced the easing of restrictions on Wednesday which included the return of street...