COVID-19 test results

Samoa NEOC Chairman clarifies Covid test results release process for passengers

“Those discharge summary comprises the treatments that they received and to tell them how many test results and how many times they were tested so they know what their test results are,” Agafili said.

He was responding to reports of complaints by some people that they are prohibited from knowing their Covid-19 test results.

In an interview with Talamua, Agafili added that he does not understand why passengers have complained and what grounds their complaints are based on.

Samoan Covid results expected this weekend

A Samoan sailor who returned on a repatriation flight from Auckland last week tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday night despite previously testing negative.

A subsequent test also came back negative but samples have been sent to New Zealand for confirmation.

Samoa's Director General of Health Leusa Dr Take Naseri said the sample left on Air New Zealand's weekly cargo flight on Friday afternoon.

He said the swab would be transported from Auckland Airport directly to the ESR Lab in Wellington for testing, with a blood sample to follow.