25 Jul 2003

Samoa to remove SARS safety measures

10:11 am on 25 July 2003

Samoa's cabinet has approved the removal of safety measures imposed by the Ministry of Health in May at the height of the SARS scare.

The government says the removal of the precautions was recommended by the Ministry of Health following a call by the World Health Organisation for the resumption of non-essential travel to SARS-affected destinations in Asia and Canada.

The removal of the safety measures, which goes into effect on July the 31st, will see the return of health workers previously stationed at the ports of entry to their normal duties and stations.

Samoa has had no recorded cases of SARS.