Within hours of announcing that Samoa had a total of eight people being investigated by the Ministry of Health for Coronavirus, the Samoa Prime Minister held a press conference to confirm that six out of eight have come back negative.
Just after 5pm Saturday afternoon, a press statement confirmed that Samoa had 8 suspected coronavirus cases.
“Laboratory tests are being done to confirm or rule out seasonal flu and COVID-19”.
“These cases have a history of travel to or contact with a relative who had travelled to Australia, Fiji, New Zealand or Spain and then had flu-like symptoms upon return to Samoa. All cases are now in isolation and being monitored closely by the Ministry of Health”.
Less than five hours later, the Samoa Prime Minister was able to confirm that six tests had come back negative and Samoa awaited two more.