Covid-19 positive case

FSM President defends call to allow in ship with Covid-19 case

David Panuelo last week announced the sailor on the government ship, MV Chief Mailo, had tested positive after it returned from the Philippines.

He said the ship and its crew are isolated in the Pohnpei lagoon under heavy watch.

In a national address, Mr Panuelo said the crew was tested before they left the Philippines, and he allowed them to return because they feared for their safety.

Samoan man tests positive for Covid in quarantine

Samoa's Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri, announced the case this morning, saying the man is now in the special isolation ward at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole hospital.

The man and his wife had travelled to Samoa two weeks ago on a repatriation flight from Auckland, after arriving there from Melbourne, Australia.

The man had initially tested negative upon arrival but a follow-up test produced the positive result.

His wife, who has tested negative, is also in isolation.