SUVA, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — Samoa on Saturday reported a new imported COVID-19 case, who returned from the United States on Friday.
According to a statement from the Samoan government, the male passenger arrived in Samoa with his mother on a repatriation flight, which transited through New Zealand on Wednesday for 26 hours before leaving for Samoa on Friday.
Samoa Health Director Leausa Dr Take Naseri said that the male passenger tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival, and tested positive again on Friday night, but his mother tested twice from Friday and her results were negative. They will be tested again next Monday.
Meanwhile, seven other passengers are being closely monitored as their tests have shown that five have tested positive and are historical cases, and two are false positive.
On Nov. 19, 2020, Samoa recorded its first confirmed COVID-19 case who, a sailor, arrived in the island nation on a repatriation flight from Auckland, New Zealand. Enditem