8 Jun 2020

Samoa associate minister accused of breaching Covid-19 restrictions

5:32 pm on 8 June 2020

The associate Minister of Health in Samoa has been accused of breaching Covid-19 restrictions.

Tofa Li'o Foleni

Tofa Li'o Foleni Photo: Facebook

Tofa Li'o Foleni allegedly had more than five people, the maximum allowed by authorities, attending an opening event for a family house last weekend at Sapapalii in Savai'i.

Tofa denied the allegations saying only five people were invited and the rest were his children.

The Samoa Observer newspaper reported a video taken during the house opening showed "well over five people present".

Police were yet to comment on the associate minister's alleged breach.