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COVID-19

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...
Woman getting a vaccination
Pacific people are no strangers to hardship. Living on the frontlines of the climate crisis, thousands of miles from most places, its accepted daily that life is a struggle. Most Pacific Islanders have had to rebuild their lives multiple times whether it be from cyclones, flooding, conflict,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Prior to leaving office, former Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga submitted the required initial report to the US Department of Education (USDOE) outlining the allocation and spending of more than $7 million awarded under the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) program...
Director General of Health Leausa Dr Take Naseri
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan authorities are likely to extend the quarantine period for 160 repatriated passengers who arrived three weeks ago if a 16-year-old male on their flight continues to test positive for Covid-19. Newsline Samoa reports the young carrier, who has been in isolation at the Tupua...
Lemalu Silao Vaisola-Sefo
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand's Pasifika community has been living and working on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic, since the coronavirus arrived a year ago. On the 28th February 2020, New Zealand announced their first confirmed Covid-19 case reported to the Ministry of Health. HOW...
Vaccine notice posted at Health Dept. Facebook page
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  The Health Department is taking its COVID-19 vaccination effort to the community, with three days of vaccination at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. DoH will also conduct a drive-thru vaccination in the upcoming weekend at the airport. DoH issued a statement last Friday...
Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital
Apia, SAMOA —  Samoa has registered it’s first official Covid-19 positive case since the global pandemic emerged out of Wuhan China in late 2019. The community remains covid free however, with the 16 year old in managed isolation since he arrived on a repatriation flight on the 12th of February...
Tasi and Ioana Parker with their dog
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The family of a Kiwi woman, who recently found out she was dying of cancer, say the process of trying to get her Samoan parents an emergency allocation in a managed isolation facility has been frustrating. Tasi and Ioana Parker, New Zealand citizens who retired to Samoa...
Vice Speaker of the House, Fetu Fetui Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House, Fetu Fetui Jr is calling out for an immediate investigation into the allegation that certain supplies and goods in many of the local stores are being offered at exorbitant prices. A case of chicken was $9 but it’s now $15 — Fetu, a former cop...
Federal Courthouse Washington, D.C.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local resident Steven Jay Pincus Hueter has taken his alleged violation of civil and constitutional rights due to the territory’s COVID-19 restrictions to the federal court in Washington D.C, while his local case remains pending in the High Court of American Samoa....

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