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Apia, SAMOA — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on Sunday approved US$25 million in grants to support Samoa’s social and economic response and recovery from COVID-19 and boost efforts to build resilience to climate change, natural disasters and health-related risks. This financing...
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Apia, SAMOA — On the Friday, 4th December 2020, the Joint K9 Unit of the Ministry of Customs & Revenue (MCR) and the Ministry of Police & Prisons (MOPP) had intercepted a shipment of illicit marijuana imported from the United States of America, through a joint effort to combat illicit...
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Apia, SAMOA — As two companies announce COVID-19 vaccines with effectiveness rates above 90 percent, The Samoa Observer is reporting that the World Health Organisation warns it is too soon to say when they might reach Samoa’s shores. Two American companies in as many weeks have announced vaccines...
Apia, SAMOA — Director General of Health and Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Health, Leausa Samau Dr Take Naseri, released this week an update on the status of the two returning citizens who tested positive for the coronavirus after entry into Samoa late last month. 1ST CASE:  23 YR OLD...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's two positive test results of Covid-19, have been declared as historical cases and non-infectious. A 23 year old sailor who had been working in Italy and a 70 year old man who had travelled from Australia had both produced mixed tests, including a positive result for the...
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Apia, SAMOA — A 70-year-old man is Samoa’s second suspected case of COVID-19, the Director-General of Health in Samoa, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri confirmed at a press conference on Friday in Samoa. Naseri said the man was now in isolation at Motootua hospital — as was his wife, who had tested negative...
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Apia, SAMOA — The three young men all in their early 20s charged with murder and held in custody following the death of a 38 year old father from Fasito’o-Uta during White Sunday weekend have applied to be released on bail. Appearing via video link from Tanumalala Prison, all three youth have...
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Apia, SAMOA — Apia media is reporting the Samoan Government has cancelled the repatriation flight from the United States that was supposed to arrive this weekend, 28 November with 290 passengers as the health risk maybe too high to take. The Prime Minister made the announcement yesterday afternoon...
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Apia, SAMOA — People returning to Samoa on the country's first repatriation flight from the US will have to spend three weeks in quarantine upon their arrival. The 300 passengers scheduled to return on Friday will be spend 21 days rather than the usual 14 days in such conditions. The Ministry of...
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Apia, SAMOA —  A specimen from the COVID 19 potential case in Samoa that was sent to New Zealand for further confirmation has been received by the New Zealand authorities. This was confirmed by the ESR Laboratory in Wellington. The test results are expected to be released once we receive advice...

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