Samoa's PM confirms no community transmission as lockdown lifted

Samoa's PM confirms no community transmission as lockdown lifted

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 29/01/2022
[Image: RNZ]

Samoa's nationwide lockdown has been lifted with a new level of restriction in place as the Prime Minister confirms no community transmission of COVID-19.

Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa confirmed that work and businesses will re-open, public gatherings will be capped at 30 people, and only cargo flights are allowed in and out of Samoa.

Fiamē said in-bound repatriation flights and seasonal worker flights have been suspended until further notice.

There are 27 positive cases of Covid-19 in Samoa - 22 from a Brisbane flight and five nurses who became infected while caring for the positive cases in isolation.

[Source: RNZ]


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