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STATE OF EMERGENCY

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Travellers arriving in Samoa on planned repatriation flights are being warned to comply with State of Emergency orders or face fines of up to $US700 which is equivalent to $WST2000. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said any passengers intending to travel to Samoa need to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With a Fourth Amended Declaration, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has extended for another 30-days the coronavirus state of emergency through June 1, with American Samoa remaining under Code Blue threat level. “The Governor elected to maintain our current posture with regard...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Amid more public concerns over allegations of some stores that have suddenly raised prices on several goods, the Department of Legal Affairs’ Bureau of Consumer Protection has issued a reminder to businesses that local law “prohibits the practice of price gouging on...
The main bus station in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Cabinet has eased some of its state of emergency lockdown restrictions including reopening inter-island travels and public transport. The Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, in announcing the changes, said the two meter social distancing rule remains, and other state...
Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's police commissioner has warned of prosecution for people breaching State of Emergency orders put in place due to the covid-19 pandemic. Emergency provisions issued on Friday include restricting all public gatherings in the country to no more than five people. Public transport...
Tologatā Tile Tuimalealiifano speaking at press conference
Apia, SAMOA — The General Manager of Samoa’s Electric Power Corporation has confirmed that Samoa’s power supply is in a “State of Emergency” and that the nation should prepare for more power cuts and a nation-wide rationing of electricity supply. The whole of Upolu experienced an unexpected power...
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Apia, SAMOA — The state of emergency in Samoa, declared due to the measles epidemic, has been extended to 29 December 2019. It was due to have ended on Sunday, 15 December. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said it had been extended so as to administer vaccinations to the remaining...
Nurse carries vaccine delivery of MMR in Samoa
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand has announced a deployment of 18 more vaccination nurses to support the Samoan government's response to the measles epidemic. Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters said that would bring the total number of New Zealand nurses up to 30 working in Samoa over...