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 All public school students will have the day off today Oct. 27th while school personnel are required to report to their schools, as the local Education Department (ASDOE) will “conduct a drill to implement the Remote Leaning Plan” for all public schools. Meanwhile, ASDOE released accreditation...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A fourth imported COVID-19 positive case has been identified by local health officials after one of the passengers who arrived from Honolulu on the Oct. 14th Hawaiian Airlines flight tested positive. The new COVID-19 was one of the passengers quarantined at the Fatuoaiga...
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Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — There was a street festival vibe to many Pasifika-organized Vaxathon events around New Zealand on Saturday. Thousands of Pacific people have taken the chance to be vaccinated against Covid-19 - with organisers going out of their way to make many events as much fun as...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There are no major changes to the new COVID-19 Emergency Declaration dated Oct. 8th and signed by Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga and effective on Oct. 11th. The new document declares that American Samoa remains under “Code Blue” — which means COVID-free — and...
Senate President Tuaolo Manaia Fruean
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Getting a COVID-19 vaccine shot should be made mandatory especially for ASG employees. That was the firm suggestion from Senate President Tuaolo Manaia Fruean and Rep. Larry S. Sanitoa at last week’s joint Fono hearing with several COVID-19 Task Force members, to answer...
Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri
Apia, SAMOA — Almost 60-thousand people in Samoa await their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and the country also plans to return some of the 100,000 unused doses it has before they expire in November. Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri is reported by the Samoa Observer saying...
 Dr Maryann Heather
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Members of an Auckland church have changed their stance on the Covid-19 vaccine after the death of a member of their congregation. The Assembly of God Church of Samoa is the focus of the country's largest sub-cluster of the Delta outbreak. The country's latest victim of...
University of Colorado Hospital
Boulder, COLORADO — A hospital in Colorado rejected a woman for a kidney transplant after she refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine, officials have confirmed. Leilani Lutali received a letter on Sept. 28 informing her that the transplant team at the University of Colorado Hospital decided to designate...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health Department is urging parents and/or legal guardians of students attending all schools in the territory to ensure their children have received their immunization shots — as required — with plans to starting visiting schools next months to check. “No one will be...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Health plans to send test samples to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to test for the variant of the two new imported COVID-19 positive cases from the Sept. 27th flight from Honolulu. The two positive cases, were announced in an...

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