Covid 19 coronavirus: American Samoa reports first case of coronavirus

American Samoa has reported its first case of coronavirus.

The US territory’s acting governor and health officials said the islands’ first case of Covid-19 was of a resident who returned to America Samoa from Hawaii this week.

The infected traveller flew in on Monday, the first day of newly resumed commercial flights from Honolulu to Pago Pago. The route had been suspended since March 2020.

Officials say the resident was fully vaccinated and had travelled to Hawaii and the US mainland. They say the traveller tested negative for Covid-19 before boarding the flight back to American Samoa.

American Samoa requires all travellers to be vaccinated and to quarantine.

– Associated Press

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