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Saturday 2 May 2020 | Written by Gray Clapham | Published in Small World


Church services permitted in Samoa
A church in Samoa. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

SAMOA – Samoa’s restrictions around Covid-19 safety measures have been eased with schools to re-open next week and church services permitted from Sunday.

However there are conditions with students to remain two metres apart in class and churches are allowed only one Sunday service.

Meanwhile funerals, weddings, and birthdays are still under the restriction of a maximum of five people.

The government says the decision to maintain restrictions on those occasions was a measure to help families facing financial hardship because of people losing jobs during the Covid-19 lockdown.