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COVID-19

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — All religious services are to be suspended effective today, Apr. 3rd, under Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s Third Amended Emergency Declaration for the coronavirus pandemic issued Wednesday night, while ASG’s change in staffing level was effective Monday this week. Both...
Lagoon at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.
Honolulu, HAWAII — On Thursday, a second person in Hawaii died due to coronavirus complications, and Molokai announced its first COVID-19 case. “As we come together with expressions of sympathy and support – we must also remember to help each other, to protect your health and the health of loved...
USCG airplane with PPE supplies for American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — US Coast Guard C-130 aircraft seen late Wednesday afternoon upon arriving at Pago Pago International Airport bringing the first federal government shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) pallets and other supplies to assist American Samoa with its preparedness...
Seabreeze Resort in Samoa
PACIFIC ISLANDS — Pacific economies will suffer a sharp fall as resource prices collapse and tourism numbers plummet to zero, but their remoteness could provide something of a buffer in what a World Bank economist called a 'double-edged sword' effect. In its just-released economic update for East...
Elder Vincent Haleck
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has endorsed LBJ Medical Center’s efforts to purchase sensitive equipment to test the coronavirus locally, in collaboration with the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, says ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force chairman Iulogologo Joseph...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said spending ASG financial resources to — among other things — construct needed quarantine facilities to combat the coronavirus, has “added strain to our cash flow,” and has started to impact the quality of regular health services for American...
LBJ Hospital triage tents
LBJ Hospital on Tuesday set up a triage system utilizing tent triage to separate flu and influenza-like illnesses from other incoming cases. Cases are checked by medical personnel before the patient goes into the enclosed triage tent (on right) . LBJ is currently working with the Church of Latter...
On March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak putting the administration on a war time status alert. With the underpinning of the DPA to address the corona virus global pandemic, food and water security will be the most...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. continues to grow as well as the number of fatalities due to this deadly virus, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has issued a new directive, which implements new staffing levels for the ASG workforce, with the goal of preventing...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming the first federal funding from the new CARES Act, over $800,000 in COVID-19 assistance grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As soon as the CARES Act was signed into law on Friday, HUD began moving $...

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