4 Dec 2019

Samoa plans mass shutdown of country to tackle measles

From First Up, 5:54 am on 4 December 2019

We go to Samoa now, where the measles epidemic is no laughing matter - a planned government shut down will take place tomorrow and Friday to allow mass vaccinations across the country. Samoa has boosted its measures to combat the disease and have banned road travel and told families to stay at home. The death toll from measles is now 55 as officials move to vaccinate as many people as they can as fast as they can. RNZ's Logan Church is in Samoa and joins us now