Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa announced a 72-hour lockdown which came into effect at 6pm (local time).
The extension will now end at 6pm on Thursday.
Fiame made the announcement this afternoon.
The public will be able to replenish their supplies, shops, money transfer services as well as markets on Tuesday and Thursday during the allocated hours of 8am to 2pm.
Some of the new cases were reported amongst frontline workers who were supervising ten repatriates who tested positive for Covid-19 last week.