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Department of Health Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Health officials on the COVID Task Force fielded a lot of questions from its members Tuesday concerning the American Samoa’s first positive COVID case, which they point out is “likely non-infectious” but they say they are not taking any risks. Since the positive result...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga held a televised address to the public Sunday announcing a passenger in the third repatriation flight to American Samoa has tested positive for COVID-19. All repatriated passengers currently quarantined at Tradewinds Hotel had their first local...
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...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa raised its alert level of COVID-19 on Thursday after finding a patient suspected to be potentially infected with the virus. According to the Samoa Observer, Samoa's director general of health Leausa Take Naseri confirmed at a press conference on Thursday that the 23-year-old...
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 Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A crewmember on a container ship in port in American Samoa tested positive for Covid-19.  The vessel, Coral Islander, arrived Friday and the Department of Health team boarded to carry out coronavirus tests for the crew. One of the 20 crew members yielded a positive...
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Apia, SAMOA — A 70-year-old man is Samoa’s second suspected case of COVID-19, the Director-General of Health in Samoa, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri confirmed at a press conference on Friday in Samoa. Naseri said the man was now in isolation at Motootua hospital — as was his wife, who had tested negative...
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Apia, SAMOA — Apia media is reporting the Samoan Government has cancelled the repatriation flight from the United States that was supposed to arrive this weekend, 28 November with 290 passengers as the health risk maybe too high to take. The Prime Minister made the announcement yesterday afternoon...
 PM Tuila'epa, (left), Director of Health Leausa Dr Take Naseri and Interim Chair of the NEOC, Agafili Tomaimano Shem Leo.
Apia, SAMOA — More blood tests and samples from a Samoan sailor, who produced conflicting Covid tests last week, are being sent for further examination in New Zealand. This comes after sample results already sent to Wellington did not shed any more light on his status. The samples, one of which was...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Ministry of Health intends to conduct more testing of the sailor who had initially tested positive for coronavirus last night but returned a negative result this morning. He was among 26 sailors who traveled via New Zealand last Friday with more than 250 others. In announcing...