Samoa Extends Covid-19 State of Emergency by Another Month

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28 October 2020, Apia Samoa.

Samoa will continue to operate under its current COVID-19 State of Emergency status for another 30 days.

The previous State of Emergency extension lapsed on the 26th of October while this current SOE Order is for just under a month, and takes Samoa to Sunday 22 November 2020.

Samoa has been under State of Emergency for the past 7 months, since Saturday 21st March when a 2-week inital SOE was called. Since then, extensions have been imposed and signed into law each month.

Borders have been closed impacting the tourism industry, and public gatherings are still limited to 100 people.

Contact sports has started up again, however, Government has used the State of Emergency as an opportunity to impose rules on trading and public movements on Sundays; the Prime Minister insisting that 6 days of trading is quite enough, and Sunday should be set aside for worship.

OFFICIAL NOTICE:

SOE COVID19 EXTENDED

The Head of State, le Afioga i le Ao Mamalu o le Malo has signed into law the extension for the State of Emergency Orders COVID 19 commencing from 27th October 2020 to 22nd November 2020.

TEUTEUGA POLOAIGA KOVITI 19

Ua faatulafonoina e le Afioga i le Ao Mamalu o le Malo le faaauau o le poloaiga mo Faalavelave Tutupu Faafuasei e amatalia i le Aso 27 Oketopa 2020 se ia aulia le Aso 22 Novema 2020.