Negative Covid test results

Negative Covid test results for 272 passengers on Samoa repatriation flight

The passengers were swabbed upon arrival, and all returned negative results on Sunday morning.

The National Emergency Operations Centre said the passengers are now in 21 days of quarantine at quarantine sites.

The NEOC said 134 highest risk frontline workers were also quarantined, straight after processing the flight, a new policy measure now in place to ensure minimal threat of the spread of Covid-19 beyond our borders.

Frontline staff in Samoa released after negative Covid tests

The Ministry of Health said tests for Covid-19 were conducted seven times and they all came back negative.

The frontline staff were from Samoa Airport Authority, Immigration, Customs, Quarantine, Samoa Airways, Police and the National Emergency Operations Centre.

They completed 14 days of quarantine and were released on 4 February.

According to the ministry, 75 frontline staff remain in quarantine.

There is no evidence of community transmission of Covid-19.      


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