HRPP leader concerned over surge of flu cases


The leader of the Human Rights Protection Party has expressed concern over the number of flu viruses in the Country, including Covid-19. 

During a press conference at the HRPP headquarters in Petesa, Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi said vaccinations should still be enforced, and unless all the eligible population is vaccinated the viruses will continue to spread, including people who already contracted the virus.

The suspended Lepa MP urged to Government to re-enforce the second booster shot, which is now available. 

“I already received my fourth vaccination (second booster shot) before heading to Ireland and looking at getting my fifth shot.” 

He appealed to the Government and the National Emergency Operation Center to ensure the people get their second booster shot.

During the NEOC press conference yesterday, Acting Director General of Health, Tagaloa Dr. Robert Thomsen said: “there is no urgency” for the public to get their second booster, the priority is given to the front liners and people with underlying medical conditions. 

The former Prime Minister also commended the management of the Ministry of Health and the nurses, and doctors who are the backbone of the hospital. 

He said it’s evident there are still shortages of nurses all over the world, yet Samoa is fortunate there are many nurses still employed.