Samoa closes borders to foreign nationals
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has declared a state of emergency which went into effect midnight March 20, 2020 Samoa time.
The Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, announced the measures will be in effect for 14 days.
The Government Press Secretariat
media release says the order includes shutting down the border for all except returning Samoan citizens and those citizens must undergo a 5 day medical clearance before entering Samoa.
There have been restrictions placed on public gatherings to a total of five.
Public transport is to be temporarily halted with nightclubs, restaurants and cinemas also closed.
Travel to the island of Savai'i has been limited to just three days a week.
Non-essential public servants are also having their hours reduced.
Faamaonia Poloaiga o Faalavelave Tutupu Faafuasei ona o le Corona Virus
OFISA OLE SO’OUPU A LE MALO; Ua faatulafonoina e le Afioga i le Ao Mamalu ole Malo, le Afioga Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II le Poloaiga o le Faaaliga Faasalalau o Faalavelave Tutupu Faafuasei (Proclamation of Emergency) mo le Corona Virus (COVID19) e pei ona faamaonia e le Kapeneta e tusa ai ma aiaiga o le Faavae o le Malo Tutoatasi o Samoa.
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