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COVID-19

Honolulu, Hawaii — Lt. Gov. Josh Green has tested positive for COVID-19, he has confirmed to Hawaii News Now. It was not immediately clear whether the news would impact the governor — or if Green had had close contact with any other public officials who may need to be tested. According to the...
Harbor Master Silila Patane (left), Health official John Fuimaono (right) unnamed man in background
A REMINDER THAT COVID-19 IS PART OF LOCAL PORT SAFETY PROTOCOLS: This recent Samoa News photo shows Harbor Master Silila Patane (left), Health official John Fuimaono (right) and another person in the background, on board an ASG tugboat waiting for a vessel to be brought into port. They are all...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Senate is preparing legislation to allow people stranded overseas by Covid-19 to vote in the November 3rd poll. The bill states that with less then 3 months until the general election for governor and lieutenant governor, the House of Representatives...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has described the estimated more than $170 million in COVID-19 pandemic federal aid to American Samoa as a “tsunami of cash inflow into the territory” and a “blessing in disguise” — boosting the local economy, which was also augmented by...
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Hollywood, CALIFORNIA —  Dwayne Johnson and his family have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the star revealed on Instagram Wednesday. The actor, 48, shared that he and his wife, Lauren Hashian, and their daughters Jasmine, 4, and Tiana, 2, all have been sick with the virus,...
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Hawaii governor has approved another sweeping “stay-at-home” order for Oahu starting Thursday in a dramatic bid to rein in a surge of new COVID-19 cases. The order, which was described as similar to the one issued in March, will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and...
To the Editor, The Governor, The American Samoa Government, and The Judiciary,  It is with Great Sadness and shame that actions of the Governor and the American Samoan Government have made brave, noble, and courageous individuals cry with sorrow, remorse, and tragedy relating to denying an...
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Samoa News photo Wednesday afternoon showing the Health Department’s quarantine facilities behind the Tafuna Community Health Center. As of yesterday, there were only four travelers from Samoa under local special skilled workers special provision completing their required 14-day quarantine...
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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...
Faatasi, aiga with photos of people in masks
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Los Angeles is reaching out to Samoans and other Pacific Islanders to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. These images are among the graphics adapted by Los Angeles County, and shared with other cities and states, as part of a large public awareness campaign to get the...

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