2 Jul 2020

American Samoa eases Covid-19 restrictions

3:56 pm on 2 July 2020

Covid-19 restrictions have been further eased in American Samoa, with church services and gatherings of more than 150 people now allowed.

Pago Pago Harbour, American Samoa

Pago Pago Harbour, American Samoa Photo: AFP / Michael Runkel / Robert Harding Premium

Schools, daycare centres and community classes can also resume, and all government workers can return to full working hours.

Businesses will only be allowed open between five in the morning and nine at night, although there are some exceptions including for the StarKist cannery.

Flights to the country from both Hawaii and Samoa remain suspended.

American Samoa is free of any confirmed cases of the coronavirus, making it the only United States jurisdiction without Covid-19.