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Vials of Covid-19 vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — As two companies announce COVID-19 vaccines with effectiveness rates above 90 per 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 currently in their testing phase have...
Leausa Dr Take Naseri
Apia, SAMOA — Confirmation whether Samoa has a Covid-19 infection or not should be received this weekend. A Samoan sailor who returned on a repatriation flight from Auckland last week tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday night despite previously testing negative. A subsequent test also...
Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's state of emergency, issued nine months ago, has been extended to 23 December after the country recorded its first positive test for Covid-19. Public concern and uncertainty swept across the country following Thursday's announcement by the government. The man was among 26...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Ministry of Health intends to conduct more testing of the sailor who had initially tested positive for coronavirus last night but returned a negative result this morning. He was among 26 sailors who traveled via New Zealand last Friday with more than 250 others. In announcing...
Samoa PM, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has recorded its first positive test for Covid-19, Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi announced in a live address to the nation this morning. He confirmed one patient in a quarantine facility tested positive to the coronavirus on Wednesday night. However Tuila'epa...
Apia, SAMOA — From the Chief Executive Officer of Samoa Shipping Services, Lautimuia Afoa Uelese Va’ai; “The photograph of an email conversation between Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) crew manager for cargo vessels only, Rocco Maresca, in Naples and the Samoa Shipping Services (SSS) was...
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Apia, SAMOA — A total of 17 people are in managed quarantine after working with the now-infected container ship that passed through Apia this weekend, the Government has confirmed. Four are Government staff from the Ministry of Health and the Samoa Port Authority and 13 are stevedoring crew members...
Olo Fiti Va'ai
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's largest church has been forced to make a public apology after it broadcast a debate that seemed to ridicule members of the fa'afafine community. The Samoa Observer reports the debate by youth groups was on whether fa'afine should become members of parliament has angered the...
 ASG tug boat, escorting the container vessel, Fesco Askold, out of Pago Pago
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa govt has confirmed the container ship, Fesco Askold which arrived in American Samoa on Sunday, 8th November (American Samoa time) where three crew members aboard tested positive for COVID had previously docked at Matautu in Samoa for less than 24 hours. According to a Samoa...
Motootua National Hospital.
Apia, SAMOA — A 14 year old boy from Falevao has died from injuries sustained  after his father used a ‘amo’ or tree branch, to beat him. Responding to questions from Samoa Global News, Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti confirmed that a 62 year old male of Falevao and Falefa has...

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