Two frontliners have been tested positive for COVID-19. This was confirmed in a statement issued by the National Emergency Operation Committee this evening.

To date there are 15 new positive active cases of COVID-19. The two new positive cases have been identified in quarantine following follow up tests on close contacts of the health worker who tested positive on Friday, 11th March 2022.

“These cases include a driver and a health worker. Both were close contacts of the health worker who tested positive on Friday 11th March 2022. They have been transferred to the isolation ward at Motootua, and they remain asymptomatic.

The number of positive cases has risen to 15 since the flight arrived on March 6th, 2022. All are well and remain asymptomatic.”

As Samoa remains on level one of the State of Emergency Orders, the public is encouraged to wear masks, practice social distancing, and wash hands regularly.

“Public access to ALL COVID-19 QUARANTINE SITES is strictly prohibited.

We remind the public, especially those who have not done or completed their two shots of AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and booster shots to please do so.

Vaccination has proven to be a key component of concerted efforts to prevent hospitalization and death from COVID19.”