9 Jul 2009

Samoa will accept NZ offer of help with swine flu

10:14 am on 9 July 2009

The Prime Minister of Samoa says his country will accept an offer of assistance, to help it manage swine flu.

Samoa has three confirmed cases of the virus, which has prompted John Key to pledge New Zealand's support.

He's offered financial assistance, as well as stocks of Tamiflu.

Mr Key says New Zealand will help any country that is faced with swine flu.

Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele says his country is very aware of the need to manage any cases of swine flu effectively.

"With many samoans returning, and visitors coming here, obviously if some of them catch the flu overseas, they need to be cleaned up, and we would need the medication."