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Thu May 7, 2020, 05:25 AM

American Samoa's borders remain closed, but there could be exceptions

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At Sunday’s ASG coronavirus task force meeting, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga called on all sectors of the territory to continue supporting measures and restrictions put in place to protect American Samoa under the Fourth Amended Declaration, issued last Friday and effective until June 1st.

Under the extended declaration, all inter Samoa flights are suspended; however, this restriction will continually be reviewed depending on the COVID-19 status of the two Samoas — with both having no confirmed cases.

Lolo told the task force meeting that American Samoa’s borders remain closed, but there are times that the territory can open up for urgent matters, such as matters impacting the lives of people in Samoa. For example two weeks ago a vessel was allowed to deliver needed tanks of oxygen for Samoa’s national hospital.

And last week Samoa Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi requested an engineer from LBJ Medical Center to travel to Samoa to fix the CT-Scan at Samoa’s national hospital. (Using the Samoa Airways plane stationed here to operate ASG charters to Manu’a, the flight took the technician to Apia and returned last Saturday.)

Read more: https://www.samoanews.com/linking-samoans/american-samoas-borders-remain-closed-there-could-be-exceptions

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