Nationwide lockdown kick in at midnight tonight

SHARE NOW

In light of Samoa’s first COVID-19 community transmission case, Cabinet activated alert level 2 midnight last night. 

The announcement by Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa last night following an emergency Cabinet meeting with the National Emergency Operation Committee.

Samoa’s first confirmed community case is a 29 year old female from Vaitele Tai, who first showed symptoms last week Saturday, but was only tested yesterday.

Fiame said the woman went to take the test as a prerequisite to travel overseas when the test came back positive.

(PLAY AUDIO)

Alert level 2 which commenced last night will end midnight tonight and then Samoa will go into alert level 3, CODE RED a nation lockdown where only essential services will be exempted.

(PLAY AUDIO)

Earlier this week NEOC confirmed three frontliners were the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Country, which includes two health workers and one driver.

To date there are 16 new positive active cases of COVID-19, including Samoa’s first community case.