Samoa’s Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa has announced a full lockdown for the island nation from tonight after a further five passengers on a direct flight from Brisbane tested positive for Covid-19.
There are now 15 Covid-positive cases in Samoa, all-in managed isolation.
The tight restrictions on travel and movement include a complete border closure, no inter-island travel and state of emergency restrictions.
Everyone apart from essential workers are being warned to stay at home and only authorised vehicles are allowed on the road.
The Prime Minister said frontline and support staff will be quarantined and work, schools, travel, restaurants, bars and churches will be closed.
Samoa’s lockdown starts at 6pm on Saturday for 48 hours.
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