SUVA – Samoa reported on Monday eight new positive COVID-19 cases.
According to the newspaper Samoa Observer, chief of Samoa’s National Emergency Operation Center Agafili Shem Leo has confirmed the eight new cases, saying that they are passengers on board a repatriation flight from New Zealand on Sunday.
Currently, the eight cases are in quarantine.
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In another Pacific island country, Vanuatu, the number of COVID-19 cases in quarantine has continued to rise, with Vanuatu’s Ministry of Health reporting 27 new cases in recent days.