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Tue Dec 10, 2019, 07:35 AM

Declaration of Continued Public Health Emergency -- effective immediately in American Samoa

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Effective Immediately” — all entry permits and entry permit waivers for those traveling through Samoa and Tonga “are suspended until further notice,” according to provisions of Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s “Declaration of Continued Public Health Emergency” which also provides a 30-day amnesty for “overstayers” in the territory to correct their immigration status, if they show up to get an MMR shot.

The initial emergency declaration was issued Nov. 13th and valid for 30-days and the new one extends or continues the current state of emergency after nine measles case were confirmed in American Samoa, the governor said during yesterday morning’s (Sunday) cabinet meeting, where four ASG agencies presented their response to the measles emergency crisis.

“Only entry permits and entry permit waivers for medical emergency situations will be approved but must be reviewed by the Governor’s Office for final approval,” the declaration points out.

It also states that all foreigners “present in the territory as of today that are without lawful status and considered an ‘overstayer’, will qualify to apply for amnesty upon receiving a vaccination and presenting confirmation” of the immunization shots from the Department of Health.

Read more: https://www.samoanews.com/local-news/declaration-public-health-emergency-effective-immediately

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Tue Dec 10, 2019, 08:23 AM

1. Measles outbreak

State of emergency

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