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COVID-19

Assistant Attorney General Lynne Blankenbeke
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Assistant Attorney General, Lynne Blankenbeker, who is also the acting director for the Consumer Protection Bureau of the Department of Legal Affairs told senators that there were no “price gouging” prosecutions during the COVID-19 Emergency Declarations. Blankenbeker...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Observer is reporting that the Ministry of Health is advising it has recorded 14 new positive cases of COVID-19 in its latest weekly surveillance released this past Friday. According to details of the report published in the Observer, the coronavirus positive test results...
Dr. Elizabeth Lauvao
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Health (DoH) is confident that the current COVID-19 vaccines and treatments still work for all infections from Omicron variants and sub-variants, including the new XBB.1.5 also known as Kraken. The DoH has already sent samples overseas for testing to...
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Suva, Fiji — Fiji has detected the XBB.1.5 variant of COVID-19. Due to this, the Health Ministry states it is ready to review some public health border measures The sub-variant also known as Kraken is an offshoot of the globally dominant Omicron COVID variant and is thought to be shown in cold-like...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As predicted by the Health Department, the number of positive cases from the community spread of COVID-19 increased to double digits as residents gathered for the Christmas holiday, with the LBJ Medical Center — recording the highest numbers. The previous DoH Situational...
Lt. Governor Talauega E.V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The number of positive cases from the community spread of COVID-19 remains very low at single digits, according to the Health Department’s COVID 19 Situational Report for the week of Dec. 12 to Dec. 18. Of the 54 individuals tested at DoH Laboratory and LBJ Medical...
Health director Motusa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor’s Office is preparing a statement to officially announce that American Samoa’s borders will fully re-open on Jan. 01, 2023, and welcoming back cruise ships, with the first one in February. This was revealed during the weekly COVID-19 Task Force meeting on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — For the first time since the outbreak of the community spread of COVID-19 was first recorded in American Samoa on Feb. 28, the Health Department reports “zero” new positive cases of the deadly virus, according to the DoH Situational Report for the week of Oct. 24 to Oct...
rally against domestic violence
Suva, FIJI — Research has revealed that gender-based violence in Pacific Island nations was exacerbated at the height of the COVID-19 lockdowns. Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Gender Specialist Fiona Hukula said the cry to be heard and rescued from these existential crises for women were real....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After three weeks of double-digit COVID-19 positive cases from the community spread of the deadly virus, the Health Department is now reporting positive cases at a single digit level, while LBJ Medical Center reports that the number of COVID-19 related deaths remains at...

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