The Samoa government says a male passenger who arrived from the USA on Friday has tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival, and tested positive again last night.

In a statement, the passenger arrived in Samoa with his Mother on repatriation flight NZ990, which transited through New Zealand on Wednesday for 26 hours before leaving for Samoa on Friday.

Samoa Health Director Leausa Dr Take Naseri said the returnee is asymptomatic and in good health.

He said the mother of the passenger tested negative on arrival; has no symptoms and is being closely monitored at the quarantine site.

She was re-tested today (13th February) and today’s results were negative.

“All infection, prevention and control protocols have been strictly followed by the health workers, response teams and staff at the Airport, Quarantine sites and Isolation units,’ Dr Naseri said.

SOURCE – RADIO NZ

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