Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign

FILE PHOTO: A view of the capital Apia, Samoa, July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Barrett/File Photo

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$1 million ($640,700) to help combat measles in the Pacific. Samoa said a state of emergency will be extended to Dec. 29 […]

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