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COVID-19

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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...
Muavaefa’atasi John E. Suisala
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) has approved ASG’s request to issue a one-time payment of end-of-year benefits of $245 to all participants of the American Samoa Nutrition Assistance Program (ASNAP) or the Food Stamp Program using...
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Task Force Chairman Talauega Eleasalo Va’alele Ale announced at Monday’s Task Force meeting the newest vaccination incentive to support the AS Department of Health’s goal to reach 80% and above of fully vaccinated residents across the entire Territory. “Starting on...
Dr Bloomfield
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand's Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, said Pasifika peoples account for more than half of the current community cases in NZ's delta outbreak. The outbreak grew to 107 cases today, with 33 community cases reported in Auckland and two in Wellington...
Josh Tidmore
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Healthy and in their 30s, Christina and Josh Tidmore figured they were low-risk for COVID-19. With conflicting viewpoints about whether to get vaccinated against the virus filling their social media feeds and social circles, they decided to wait. On July 20, Josh came home...
Jacinta Setu and her husband Ofo
New South Wales, AUSTRALIA — A Samoan mother has taken the courageous step of sharing her family’s experience with COVID-19, in the hope of sending a strong community message, to “please get vaccinated”. “Please, especially as a mother, you have to do it for your children”. Jacinta Setu and her...
screenshot from ASG Registry website
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG has released the “Safe Travels American Samoa” quick reference guide with a link  — as shown in this screen-shot — on it’s homepage  saying that the government is actively monitoring travelers for public health and safety. And it focused on required checks points for...
Vaccination bus
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While American Samoa’s vaccination rate for COVID-19 has increased slightly compared to last week, Health Department personnel and other government officials continue to urge those not yet vaccinated to do so, with the vaccination clinic at the A.P. Lutali Executive...
Shoppers lineup in Auckland at beginning of lockdown
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government took drastic action Tuesday by putting the entire nation into a strict lockdown for at least three days after finding a single case of coronavirus infection in the community. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern invoked some of the stirring rhetoric...
Fiafia Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Inbound travelers to American Samoa are required to register to enter the territory at an online travel program approved by the American Samoa COVID-Task Force, Health Department and the Department of Legal Affairs, according to an added provision to the new COVID-19...

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