Samoa reports new Covid case, Omicron variant confirmed

A close contact of people already affected by Covid-19 has tested positive with the virus in Samoa.

As with all the 27 positive cases, he is also asymptomatic – showing no symptoms, according to a Government notice issued this morning.

This follows administration of the third PCR tests, in which all other specimen returned negative.

“Of the specimen sent to New Zealand for testing, we can confirm that 6 are Omicron variant and 1 is Delta variant,” the notice read.

A national lockdown which was to have ended at 6pm (local time) today has been extended by another 24 hours to end at 6pm tomorrow.  


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