16 Mar 2020

Covid-19: American Samoa governor self-isolates as a precaution

8:38 am on 16 March 2020
The Governor of American Samoa Lolo Moliga.

The Governor of American Samoa Lolo Moliga. Photo: RNZ Pacific / Monica Miller

American Samoa's governor has been placed in quarantine after his trip to the US mainland.

Lolo Matalasi Moliga travelled to Washington State and Hawaii, two places with confirmed outbreaks of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Seattle, where Lolo was for a medical appointment, is where the largest number of coronavirus deaths in the United States have occured.

The governor said he had medical checkups in both Seattle and Honolulu, but is self-quarantining at Government House in Pago Pago as a precaution.

He will communicate with his Cabinet by phone.