SOE extended due to “grave emergency” whereas “catastrophe” threatens Samoa’s security


Due to a “grave emergency” whereas “catastrophe” threatens the security of the country, the Head of State has extended the proclamation of the State of Emergency.

His Highness Tuimalealiifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II today issued the extension following “consultation” with Cabinet.

“[I] am satisfied that a grave emergency exists whereby the security or economic life of Samoa is threatened by a catastrophe and there proclaimed that the State of Emergency is in force in Samoa and will continue and is extended from 11 April 2022 until 8 May 2022.”

Since Samoa recorded its first community case, on 17 March in the span of three weeks more than 3,000 confirmed Covid cases have been recorded in the Country, with 263 cases in the last 24 hours and three confirmed Covid related deaths.

Ever since the community case was recorded Samoa has been fluctuating between level two and level three with lockdowns throughout March and now April.

A Christian State for the first time in over three weeks the Country will return to their chapels for Sunday service with a limited number of people to 30.

Businesses have been given permitted hours to operate at the same time the Government rollout its mass vaccination to ensure the public receives the booster vaccines and children get their Pfizer vaccines.

All businesses are closed on Sundays.