Samoa Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency for Another 30 Days


Government has issued a notice to announce Samoa has extended its COVID-19 State of Emergency status for another month, to the 26th of October 2020.

Ua taliaina e le Ao Mamalu ole Malo, Tuimalealiifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II  le fautuga a le Kapeneta ma ua ia  faatulafonoina le faaauauina ole Poloaiga mo Faalavelave Tututpu Faafuasei (COVID19) mai le Aso 28 o Setema 2020 se ia aulia le Aso 26 Oketopa 2020.

Samoa was the first Pacific nation to respond to the global pandemic by closing its borders in March.

Current state of emergency orders still has international borders closed, with restrictions to opening hours for business including 7pm closure of shops and 10pm closure of bars and restaurants.

Sunday trading is prohibited with certain exceptions such as 3pm-7pm opening for shops and pharmacies.

Shipping lines and cargo vessels continue to bring in supplies and imported goods, under strict quarantine measures.