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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 — The three young men all in their early 20s charged with murder and held in custody following the death of a 38 year old father from Fasito’o-Uta during White Sunday weekend have applied to be released on bail. Appearing via video link from Tanumalala Prison, all three youth have...
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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...
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Apia, SAMOA — People returning to Samoa on the country's first repatriation flight from the US will have to spend three weeks in quarantine upon their arrival. The 300 passengers scheduled to return on Friday will be spend 21 days rather than the usual 14 days in such conditions. The Ministry of...
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Apia, SAMOA —  A specimen from the COVID 19 potential case in Samoa that was sent to New Zealand for further confirmation has been received by the New Zealand authorities. This was confirmed by the ESR Laboratory in Wellington. The test results are expected to be released once we receive advice...
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Apia, SAMOA — As two companies announce COVID-19 vaccines with effectiveness rates above 90 per the World Health Organisation warns it is too soon to say when they might reach Samoa’s shores. Two American companies in as many weeks have announced vaccines currently in their testing phase have...
Leausa Dr Take Naseri
Apia, SAMOA — Confirmation whether Samoa has a Covid-19 infection or not should be received this weekend. A Samoan sailor who returned on a repatriation flight from Auckland last week tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday night despite previously testing negative. A subsequent test also...
Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's state of emergency, issued nine months ago, has been extended to 23 December after the country recorded its first positive test for Covid-19. Public concern and uncertainty swept across the country following Thursday's announcement by the government. The man was among 26...
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...
Samoa PM, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has recorded its first positive test for Covid-19, Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi announced in a live address to the nation this morning. He confirmed one patient in a quarantine facility tested positive to the coronavirus on Wednesday night. However Tuila'epa...

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