Reports in Samoa that two people left MIQ

According to Committee officials, who asked not to be named, the incident happened last Saturday.

RNZ Pacific’s correspondent said repeated efforts to get comments from the acting committee chair were unsuccessful.

The Director General, Leausa Dr Take Naseri would also not comment when approached by Radio Polynesia last night.

Samoa has 30 positive cases of Covid-19 in MIQ.


Samoa confirms Covid-19 case in MIQ

Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri confirmed the case was a 24 year-old man who had travelled from Hawaii via Fiji.

He arrived on the Fiji Airways flight that brought home University of the South Pacific students and Samoans working in Fiji.

He was fully vaccinated and tests indicated he was asymptomatic.

Leausa said he did not show any symptoms of coronavirus.

He is now in a Ministry of Health isolation facility.

Leausa confirmed no other passenger tested positive and all are still in quarantine.