The public health ministry has cautioned Samoa to “avoid gossip” in its latest coronavirus update this morning.
A rumour had surfaced Saturday morning that, “a palagi at Motootua hospital was suspected of coronavirus”.
In a post on its facebook page the Ministry of Health confirms that, “Today 14/03/2020, the are still NO SUSPECT NOR CONFIRMED CASES of COVID-19 in Samoa”.
“Keep calm, wash your hands, and AVOID GOSSIP”, reads the cautionary advice.
The Ministry advises that formal updates are sent out, “Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays” and concerns should be directed to the Health Emergency Operation Call Centre: