Five Covid-19 Cases Detected at Border – Restrictions may Resume for Samoa

"We may have to resume border restrictions at the airport as a point of entry for travelers into the country."

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Director General of Health, Aiono Dr Alec Ekeroma, has this week confirmed that 25 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week; five of whom were detected at the border.

Aiono added, “We may have to resume border restrictions at the airport as a point of entry for travelers into the country.”

“E ono toe faa’auau galuega faatino tatou nofoaga e pei o le malae vaalele o loo ulufale mai ai tagata i totonu tatou atunuu.”

The newly added cases bring the total of positive Covid cases recorded in Samoa to 16,811, since 2021.

The death toll remains at 31.

With the re-emergence of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health has again emphasized the implementation of preventive measures such as social distancing, wearing masks, keeping areas well ventilated, regular hand washing, and updating vaccinations.

COVID-19 vaccination, booster shots and influenza vaccinations are being administered at the Expanded Program on Immunisation (EPI) Building at Motootua (opposite Seb&Rene) from Monday to Friday, 9am – 4:00pm..

Everyone is asked to bring their COVID-19 vaccination cards with them.

Compulsory testing is now also in place for entry into all hospitals around the country.