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FIRST COVID-19 CASE RECORDED IN SAMOA -- PRIME MINISTER


19 NOV 2020


MOSCOW: Samoa has registered the first case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), reported Sputnik news agency.

According to The Samoa Observer report, citing Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, a sailor in a quarantine facility, who had flown to Samoa from Auckland last Friday, had tested positive.

The prime minister said the second test had been negative.


Malielegaoi said the patient was currently in isolation at a hospital.

Only a few island states such as Tonga and Nauru are free of coronavirus so far. - Bernama

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