14 May 2020

Three arrested in American Samoa for breaching Covid-19 restrictions

4:46 pm on 14 May 2020

Police in American Samoa have arrested a beauty salon owner and two volleyball players for failure to comply with emergency rules put in place by the government in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

Samoa News reports that the three individuals appeared in court yesterday where they were each charged with a misdemeanour in relation to alleged breaches of public restrictions.

All defendants were ordered to comply with all of the requirements set by the American Samoa Government for the covid-19 lockdown.

Several businesses around the island have received warnings from the Department of Public Safety about non-compliance with the Government's State of Emergency.

Afioga Galeai Moaaliitele Tuufuli Central Police Station.

Afioga Galeai Moaaliitele Tuufuli Central Police Station. Photo: RNZ Pacific / Monica Miller

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