US officials denied stopover in American Samoa | RNZ News (Thanks Mr. President for not protecting anyone!)

“American Samoa remains the only US Jurisdiction which has not been ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic and we have made great sacrifices to maintain and to continue our “Free Coronavirus Bubble”, wrote the governor.

He expressed appreciation of the US Air force efforts to engage in protective protocols exhibiting sensitivity and support of the territory’s efforts to keep American Samoa Covid-19 free.

The governor explained that perceived uncontrolled exponential surge in the number of Covid-19 cases and the corresponding uptake in the number of deaths had emboldened his administration’s resolve to take even harsher protective measures to eliminate any possible risk of accidental transmission.

He suggested that adhering to preventative protocols might not provide absolute guarantees of no virus entering the territory, hence the denial of a stopover.

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