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COVID-19

Fiti Aina and family
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After over a year of shutting down flights due to the pandemic, American Samoa has completed its 2nd round of repatriation and the 3rd repat group is now beginning quarantine in Honolulu. PBS NewsHour Weekend’s Laura Fong spoke to one of the hundreds of formerly stranded...
Covax facility allotment of the AstraZeneca vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — With Samoa's COVID-19 vaccine roll-out slated to start in April, some in the tourism sector aren't sure they'll be in business when borders eventually re-open. While the tragedy of the measles epidemic of 2019 prepared the country to act fast and avert another health crisis, it couldn...
Members of the COVID-19 Task force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Public gatherings, “except for religious services” remain prohibited between 12 midnight and 5a.m., according to Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga’s latest COVID-19 declaration, dated Mar. 19th, and effective from Mar. 20th to Apr. 18th. The new declaration,...
Dept. of Health employees in Ta'u
DOH Healthcare Workers in Ta’u, Manu’a earlier this month take a break from administering COVID-19 vaccines and pose for a group photo with a gorgeous background view of Ma’afe’e and Ofu & Olosega  — Beautiful Manu’a! [photo: Manu’atele Community Worldwide Facebook]
wreath with yellow flowers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Some of the saddest moments happening due to the COVID-19 border restrictions are that many of our local families are finally able to return with their loved ones who have passed away while awaiting the journey home Some bereaved families have chosen cremation for their...
Repatriated residents at church service during quarantine at Tradewinds hotel
A glimpse at some of returning residents of American Samoa from the United States, who are now being quarantined at the Tradewinds Hotel during their Sunday service yesterday by the Poolside. [courtesy photo]
Vials of Covid-19 vaccine
Honolulu, HAWAII — A fully vaccinated health care worker on Oahu contracted COVID-19 a month after receiving the second dose. That’s according to the state Department of Health’s latest COVID cluster report released Thursday. Officials said the health care worker received the final vaccine shot in...
Road block at Tradewinds Hotel during quarantine of first repat flight.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Department of Homeland Security issued a statement yesterday afternoon detailing preparations in Hawaii and American Samoa for the 2nd repatriation flight, which was the main topic of discussion during the meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force on Monday,...
Tupua Tamasese Meaole National Hospital
Apia, SAMOA — The backlog of deceased awaiting autopsies in Samoa may soon get relief with an offer of assistance from the Chinese Embassy. The Samoa Observer newspaper reported some 18 bodies, including those of children, were lying at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole National Hospital mortuary waiting...
Rep. Andra Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Four people have been removed from the second group of American Samoa residents set to be repatriated from the United States after testing positive for Covid-19. The Chair of the House Health Committee, Andra Samoa, said that the number of people in the quarantined group...

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