Should repatriation flights be cancelled?


Rapi Leti Su'alii, 56, Tafitoala

COVID-19 is in our country. It is spreading in other countries such as America and Europe and is also in the Pacific such as Fiji. If it is negative or positive, the disease is in our country. The patient is already at the hospital and there is a big effect on the resources that are being used. Even if the place is cleaned, it is still not safe for other patients. All flights should be stopped and there should be no more flights to Samoa. It is true that we love the people of our country who are overseas, but if we really love our country then just leave it to God's decision. If the Government cares about the lives of the people, there should be no more flights. My opinion is that there should be no more flights coming to Samoa. Thousands are affected each day overseas and then we ask how many people are in Samoa? It would only take one week then there would be no more Samoa.


Iupeli taufao, 45, Falealili

The flights should be stopped. If Prime Minister Tuilaepa says one nostril is negative and the other is positive, the nose has been affected. The nostrils are from one nose and if you breathe then it enters your body. The negative and positive aren't separated, they both enter the body together. I think the flights should be stopped, even the ships that bring supplies and the fishing boats, they should all be stopped. The borders should be shut. Samoa is a small country and if the virus gets here then it will affect us all.


Vasa Tanielu Vaifale, 58, Samalaeulu

The flight should be stopped so that our country would be safe. The virus is spreading in America so I think the flight should be stopped, especially the flights from those countries that are affected by COVID-19 because it might affect us. But we are safe right now there is no disease here. The flight might affect our country so I think that it should be stopped.


Maria Muagututia Fonofili, 58, Fagaloa

I think the flight should be stopped. Samoa should be protected from the virus. I feel sad because of the flights that are arriving as they should have been stopped. The recent flight arrived and I heard that it was positive and then negative and further tests were done overseas and it was the same with the one done here. In my opinion, I don't want any more flights coming here. I do not support bringing any other flights to Samoa.


Tuasivi Faoliu, 59, Falelauniu

In my opinion, flights from overseas should be stopped because the flights will affect us. So I think they should be stopped because there aren't only Samoans on the flight, there are people from other countries too. It should be stopped now, there should be no more flights to Samoa.


Monica Ioane, 50, Saletele

Samoa is safe right now so I think they should be stopped. We should wait until everything goes back to normal and then that's when the borders can be open but right now the flights from overseas should be stopped.

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