Pago coronavirus report closes Vaitele school

Reports of three sailors who have tested positive for Covid-19 on a boat in American Samoa, after they had travelled through Samoa on Tuesday, has led to the temporary closure of one of the schools. 

Despite no confirmed reports of the coronavirus in Samoa, Le Amosa Savavau School at Vaitele fou has taken precautionary measures following the reports from American Samoa. 

A notice issued by the school Principal, Fitimaula Donna Le Tagaloa, to parents on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the school temporary closure until further notice.

The Principal said the decision was made after reports from Pago Pago that confirmed three sailors were tested positive of Covid-19. 

She reminded parents to continue observing precautionary measures such as wearing face masks, washing hands, keeping the social distance and to avoid mass gatherings. 

The school has been observing the measures since the epidemic in the beginning of the year to date making it compulsory for students to wear face masks and allowing a certain number of students to school to comply with social distance. 

Students are also required to wash their hands using a basin and soap set up on a table under a tent before they enter and leave school. 

Le Amosa Savavau was one of the first schools to suspend classes when the first suspected case for Covid-19 was reported in March and for measles late last year. 


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