6 Nov 2014

Ebola measures set up for Samoa's Africa peacekeepers

5:14 pm on 6 November 2014

Samoa police officers returning from United Nations peacekeeping duty in Africa will be automatically quarantined as a safety precaution because of the Ebola threat.

Afamasaga Michael So’onalole

Afamasaga Michael So’onalole Photo: RNZI Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

]The acting Police Commissioner, Afamasaga Michael So'onalole, says the Ministry of Police has been working with the Ministry of Health on border protection to make sure the country is safe from the Ebola virus.

The acting commissioner says fewer than 10 officers are deployed with UN peace keeping missions in Sudan and Liberia.

He says all the officers are safe and a long way from the affected areas.