Covid-19 negative test results

Covid-19 tests return negative for Samoa repatriates

The first flight on 5 February had five deportees from the United States.

At a press conference this week, Director General of Health, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri said the deportees completed their 21 days mandatory quarantine period on 26 February.

Savali Newspaper reports they had their Covid-19 tests on the day of their arrival and on their last day of quarantine period.

Most of the deportees received their Covid-19 vaccinations in the United States prior to travelling to Samoa.

Another flight on 13 February brought 60 people from Fiji.

Blues squad given all clear

The Blues squad that played the Hurricanes remained in Wellington post-game, and yesterday all returned negative Covid tests.

It is bye week, so the squad has now dispersed and will officially reassemble at the weekend with training to re-start on Sunday at the temporary base in Cambridge, Waikato.

The remainder of the squad and staff that did travel to Wellington have relocated to Cambridge - and remain in a separate bubble awaiting the results of their Covid Tests - due back today.

If they are clear, then they too will be free to disperse.

Negative test results for Covid-19 for Samoa’s front liners

The negative results are a testament of the effective donning and doffing of health protective gears that frontline workers are mandated to wear, and efficient regular health and safety drills conducted as part their preparations.

"We praise the Name of Jesus Christ for these wonderful results, for He has been our impenetrable shield and stronghold throughout our seemed endless battle again this virus,”said the Chairman of the Disaster Advisory Committee –Agafili Tomaimano Shem Leo.