26 Jan 2022

Samoa suspending repatriations amid covid outbreak

From , 6:02 am on 26 January 2022

Samoa's cabinet is suspending all repatriation flights as it grapples with an outbreak of Covid-19 in managed isolation.

Five local nurses, who were tending to covid positive patients, are the latest to test positive bringing the total number of cases to twenty.

The outbreak started on Wednesday last week after positive cases were confirmed among a group of passengers on a repatriation flight from Brisbane, Australia.

Our correspondent in Apia, Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia joins me to talk about the latest developments.

Apia, Samoa.

Apia, Samoa. Photo: Ramunas/123RF