managed isolation

Samoa confirms 8 new positive cases in managed isolation

The National Emergency Operation Centre said the patients were part of the 170 passengers that arrived in the country on 6 March repatriation flight from New Zealand.

The cases are managed and controlled in quarantine.

The remaining 162 passengers who tested and returned negative PCR test results upon arrival are also placed in controlled quarantine.

All 127 high risk frontline workers went straight to quarantine after processing the flight and will remain there for up to 72 hours.

Eight new isolation cases, Air NZ Covid-19 case confirmed

The ministry said the crew member had been retested and returned another positive result, so was now a confirmed case, but all of the tests for the person's 11 contacts had returned negative.

The person had seven close contacts and six casual contacts, the ministry said.

It said only 10 people were recorded as having signed in at Animates Manukau between 1.22pm and 2.11pm when the person had been there, after the ministry sent a push notification to them.