Samoas 2 favorable Covid-19 cases have been stated historical cases and not contagious.
The hotel in Apia, Samoa, where the nations first case, now found to be historic, was validated. Photo: Nadya Vaa/ The Guardian
Leausa stated all front-line workers at the airport, consisting of health staff, authorities, and airport crew had been evaluated and cleared of the coronavirus.
All but 62 of the 14,096 confirmed cases throughout French Polynesia followed the archipelago re-opened its borders in July and abolished mandatory quarantine.
Fiji has actually tape-recorded 4 more cases, all in border quarantine.
Even more assessment of their cases has actually discovered they were both historical: the sailor had the virus in May and the Australian-based man in August.
Blood samples from the two cases were sent to New Zealand: results showed low viral counts for both, and the cases were considered not to be infectious.
Samoas director-general of health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri, said the two positive cases, and the rest of the 274 passengers who arrived in Samoa on the same flight, will need to stay in quarantine for an extra seven days as a preventative measure.
The cases were discovered in a 70-year-old who had actually travelled from Melbourne in Australia, and a sailor repatriated from Italy. Both Samoan residents shown up in Apia on a repatriation flight on November 13, and consequently tested positive for the unique coronavirus.
French Polynesia, one of the worst affected territories in the Pacific, has actually gone beyond 14,000 cases, and 73 deaths. 82 individuals stay in medical facility, consisting of 21 in intensive care. France has actually flown out extra medical personnel to help with the surge in cases.
In other places in the Pacific, the Mariana Islands has recorded 106 cases, 80 of which have been imported to the islands, primarily from the US mainland and the US area of Guam.
French Polynesia, one of the worst afflicted areas in the Pacific, has surpassed 14,000 cases, and 73 deaths. 82 people remain in healthcare facility, including 21 in intensive care. France has flown out extra medical personnel to assist with the surge in cases.
Samoa has actually recorded no other cases of the coronavirus.