29 Jul 2015

Foreigner forced out of Samoa after ebola concern

2:35 pm on 29 July 2015

A foreign visitor to Samoa has been forced to leave the country after being quarantined under Ebola protection measures.

The acting Director General of Health, Dr Robert Thomsen, says the traveller had visited the Ebola affected country of Liberia and came to Samoa through Australia before the required 21 days of clearance had been completed.

He says the woman had no signs of the deadly disease but the health requirements must be met.

She had left the country immediately after being quarantined.

The newly-built district hospital near Faleolo International Airport, in which the quarantine operation was carried out, has been closed for two weeks since the incident, but is now reopened.

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