Samoa ferry suspended over coronavirus

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Pago Pago, American Samoa
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Ferry sailings between the 2 Samoas have been suspended to forestall any potential unfold of the Wuhan coronavirus.

The Samoa Transport Company has cancelled journeys on the MV Woman Naomi, which is a most important transport hyperlink between Apia in Samoa and Pago Pago in American Samoa.

The Samoa government-owned company stated it was on account of new journey circumstances imposed by American Samoa’s Division of Well being to include the unfold of the virus.

The Company introduced on social media earlier at present that each one sailings have been suspended till additional discover.

In the meantime, 30 folks from a number of Pacific Island nations are amongst 190 evacuees from Wuhan who arrived in New Zealand on Wednesday night.

Seventeen are from PNG, 5 from Samoa, 4 from Tonga, two are from Fiji and there may be one individual every from Federated States of Micronesia and Kiribati.

The passengers have been positioned in quarantine in Whangaparaoa, north of Auckland, for 2 weeks.

Six individuals are being held in quarantine in Samoa, and 18 have been refused entry, for the reason that Samoa authorities final week launched border restrictions to stave off the Wuhan coronavirus.

Air New Zealand's flight NZ1942 touches down on kiwi soil. It is the Air New Zealand flight chartered by the government to evacuate people from Wuhan during the coronavirus outbreak.

Air New Zealand’s flight NZ1942 touches down on kiwi soil. It’s the Air New Zealand flight chartered by the federal government to evacuate folks from Wuhan throughout the coronavirus outbreak.
Picture: RNZ / Dan Cook dinner

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