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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has extended its State of Emergency to 27 September. It was due to end today on Monday but the extension was announced by the government today. Last week the government suspended all international flights and cancelled a repatriation flight from Auckland due to the resurgence of...
Samoa PM, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister has urged local families to stop telling false stories about pandemic hardships to families overseas in order to get money. Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi's comments came after the government decided to halt all international flights because of the Covid-19...
Samoa PM, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — All international air travel to and from Samoa has been temporarily suspended, effective immediately. The amendment to the State of Emergency includes repatriation flights and coincides with an extension of Level 3 Covid-19 Alert Level in the New Zealand city of Auckland. Samoa's...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Government of Samoa on Thursday signed a $1.5 million grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help fund the country’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Samoa’s Minister of Finance and ADB Governor Honorable Sili Epa Tuioti signed the agreement at the...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Government of Samoa this week signed a $1.5 million grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help fund the country’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Samoa’s Minister of Finance and ADB Governor Honorable Sili Epa Tuioti signed the agreement today at...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Director General of Health says the country remains free of Covid-19 so the public shouldn't believe rumors to the contrary. Leausa Dr Take Naseri held his first Covid press conference since March on Tuesday and spent the time highlighting the government's work to prevent the...
One of the quarantine halls at Poutasi village
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's government is trying to secure the services of a forensic pathologist to ascertain the cause of death of a 27 year old repatriated seasonal worker. The man died almost a month after being released from quarantine. The Director General of Health, Leausa Take Naseri, told TV1...
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Apia, SAMOA — The official cause of death to a male reported Saturday 15th August 2020 at the Leulumoega District Hospital is subject to an official Coroner’s Report contrary to claims posted on Social Media that the COVID19 virus is the confirmed cause of death, clarified the Ministry of Health (...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Samoa government has issued a “special travel advisory” specifically for travelers from American Samoa entering the independent state, which has called for working “together to minimize the potential for COVID-19 being introduced in Samoa.” Issued by Samoa Ministry...
People out exercising on the new Vaisigano bridge
Apia, SAMOA — The long awaited Vaisigano bridge will open for commuters today, Tuesday August 11, (Samoa time) at exactly 7am  in the morning. This was confirmed by the woman by behind it all, Chief Executive Officer of Land Transport Authority Galumalemana Ta’atialeoitiiti Tutuvanu Schwalger who...

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