Parliament observed a moment of silence in memory of Covid-19 victims


The Legislative Assembly observed a moment of silence in the midst of Parliament’s session today to honor the memory of those who died from Covid-19.

Speaker of the House, Li’o Papalii Taeu Masipa’u made the call during its afternoon session and was followed by a prayer, seeking comfort for the families and loved ones of those that died from the complications of Covid-19.

Last week Samoa recorded its latest Covid-related death a one-year-old baby girl, taking the death toll in the Country to 29.

The Speaker on behalf of Parliament expressed condolences to the mourning families.

The Minister of Health’s latest situational report on the Covid-19 saw a decreasing number of new cases. For the reporting period commencing 21-23 June 2022, confirmed 31 positive cases with 29 new community cases and 2 new cases identified at the border within the period 

This brings the total number of cases (community and border) to 14,843. 

There is currently there one patient in managed isolation and none at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Moto’otua hospital.

“The public is kindly reminded to remain vigilant and adhere to public health advice by continuing to wear facial masks, complying with social distancing, staying home and isolate if one feels unwell, and maintaining good personal hygiene at all times.

Eligible members of the public are urged to please visit the nearest hospital for your first or second dose, and booster.

Vaccination remains our best defense against the severe effects of the virus. The safety of our families and loved ones is everyone’s responsibility.”