The little island country of Samoa has had its first brush with coronavirus since the pandemic began after a mariner on the island tried positive.
The unidentified man, who showed up in Samoa from New Zealand last Friday, tried positive Tuesday night, the media detailed. A subsequent test returned negative Wednesday morning, however specialists are as yet regarding it as the main positive case on the island.
The mariner has been in seclusion since showing up in the nation.
PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi discussed the affirmed case in a TV address on Thursday nearby time, the media revealed.
“We presently have one case and will be added to the nations of the world that have the coronavirus,” he said.
The island country, alongside other Pacific islands including the Solomon Islands and the Marshall Islands, had not enrolled a positive case for quite a long time as nations over the globe have been assaulted by the pandemic.
They’ve currently totally had affirmed cases, yet have dodged network spread of the virus.