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COVID-19: Samoa amends its emergency orders

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Source: Govt. Press Secretariat

Apia, Samoa — On Sunday, March 21, 2020 (Samoa time) amendments to the Coronavirus (COVID19) State of Emergency Orders were approved and signed into law by his Highness the Head of State, Afioga Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvii II.

The new amendments include suspending flights between Samoa and Australia, until further notice.

Subsequently both Samoa Airways and Air New Zealand flights between Faleolo and Auckland will be once a week for both carriers as well, until further notice.

Meanwhile the following flights remain suspended between:
(a) Samoa and Tonga;
(b) Samoa and Fiji;
(c) Samoa and American Samoa.

The no public gatherings of any sort which include but are not limited to:
(a) Church gatherings;
(b) Sports events;
(c) Entertainment gatherings is still in effect.

And all nightclubs, bars, theaters, bars attached to restaurants or hotels, or any other public place people accustom for social gatherings are to be closed.