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COVID-19

Siaumau Siaumau Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Posting on Facebook an inmate serving a life sentence inside the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) is seen pleading for help after he tested positive for COVID-19 but has not received any medical treatment — and a video of the live feed is circulating on social...
PM Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Government has extended its alert level three lockdown for another two weeks, due to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 in the community. There are 262 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 15 of which are imported cases of passengers on the repatriation flight from New Zealand in early...
customers and employees at Neil’s ACE Home Center
Neil’s ACE Home Center workers, with facial masks working from behind plexiglas panels while serving customers inside the store on Mar. 14. Social distancing, facial masks and sanitizing are very much a part of the ACE shopping experience — taking care of each other. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the community surge of COVID-19 continues — now exceeding 1,500 overall positives through Mar. 20 — the COVID-19 Task Force is requiring travelers on the Mar. 31 flight from Honolulu to go through supervised quarantine upon arrival in the territory, Lt. Gov. Talauega...
Health Department’s drive-thru vaccination campaign at Fagatogo marketplace
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Dept. of Health statistics are showing that 82.1% of American Samoa’s total population is now fully vaccinated. Latest posted count of new cases after testing on Saturday, March 19 brings the total of COVID cases as of that date to 1,495.  There were no new...
Papatoetoe High School student Aaliyah Shahistha Ali
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The world's biggest Pacific dance festival is getting ready to take the stage in Auckland next week — but for the first time the show will go on without any crowds. Because of Omicron, the Polyfest will be a shadow of its former self. The number of groups has dropped from...
Dear Editor,  Although there is community spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the territory, in my opinion, we are in control of the virus' presence in the community and we are able to contain its spread. How do I know? Just look at the numbers! In three weeks of community spread, the incidence of...
Three healthworkers posing
This photo posted on the Health Department’s Facebook page from Saturday’s drive-thru and walk-in COVID vaccination at the Fagatogo Market Place, with the caption: “FEMA folks working hard and rockin those scrubs! Thank you ladies for your service to AS and its people.” [photo: DoH Facebook]
COVID-19 vaccine viles
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Dept. of Health reported at 11:59 Friday and released Saturday that on March 18, 2022, 795 tests were conducted with 151 individuals testing positive.  In the past 24 hours ending midnight Friday, 20 previous positive cases recovered and there was 1 new...
Samoa flag
Apia, SAMOA — COVID-19 numbers are climbing quickly in Samoa. Health officials have now indentified 45 cases of community transmission of coronavirus. The National Emergency Operations Committee said 34 new positive cases were confirmed last night after the announcement by Prime Minister Fiame...

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