Police Enforce Zoning to Restrict Movements during Opening Hours of Lockdown

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Police checking for vaccination cards. This driver will be buying his mask when he gets to the pharmacy or shops this morning 🤗 📷 Samoa Police and Prisons.

Movements in the Apia Urban area during opening hours of Samoa’s 72-hour lockdown will be restricted to zones.

Samoa is on lockdown until 6pm Thursday 27 January 2022 due to 20 cases of Covid-19 including 15 passengers and 5 nurses currently in isolation.

To replenish supplies, the government is allowing movements from 8am to 2pm for the public to access shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, cashpower agents and money transfer operators.

Police have issued a public notice outlining the zones in the Apia urban area, which people will be prohibited from crossing unless they need to go into Apia Urban for banks or money transfers.

Zone 1:
* Apia to Maalauli, Fagalii
* Apia to Vailima (SPREP)
* Apia to Vaitele (Vailima Breweries)

Zone 2:
* Vailele to Falefa
* Vailima (Australia High Commission) to Tiapapata
* Vaitele (Lupesiliva Tyre Repairs) to Puipaa (KK Mart)

Zone 3
* Faleula to Saleimoa

Zone 4
* Saleimoa going Westward

Police also advise the public that you must have your vaccination card on your person, you must be wearing a mask, and ensure children under 12 years old are left at home.

Businesses have opened up branches outside of Apia to help alleviate the rush into town. BSP Samoa branches at Salelologa and Vaitele are open from 9am to 12pm today Tuesday 25th January and Thursday 27th January 2022.