5 Aug 2009

Schools in Samoa closed again in an effort to control spread of swine flu

7:44 am on 5 August 2009

All schools in Samoa remain closed for a second week in an effort to control the spread of swine flu.

Our correspondent in the capital Apia, Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia, says it's possible the closure could extend for a third week:

"The Ministry of Health will meet again with the Ministry of Education and other government officials to further discuss whether schools will continue to close for the third week, next week. So that decision will be made sometime later in the week, but of course all the schools in the country are closed."

Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia.