News | Health & Safety
3 Jul 2020 11:13
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Almost 90 percent of eligible Samoans have been vaccinated against measles, with a two-day curfew lifted following an outbreak that has recently killed 65 people

    Almost 90 percent of eligible Samoans have been vaccinated against measles, with a two-day curfew lifted following an outbreak that has recently killed 65 people


    There were, however, 103 new cases of measles reported since yesterday.

    The virus has infected almost 4,500 people in the South Pacific nation of just 200,000 since late October.

    Of those who died, 57 were children aged under four.

    The mandatory immunisation campaign aims to vaccinate 90 percent of the population, tripling Samoa's coverage.

    The government said a rate of 89 percent had been achieved as of yesterday.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


     Other Health & Safety News
     02 Jul: Reassurances the United States can't stop us from accessing medication
     02 Jul: Links between TV news ... and reports of drug side effects
     02 Jul: EQC is launching a three million dollar programme to research the impact of natural hazards on New Zealanders and ways to reduce it
     01 Jul: Children in our most deprived areas have better dental health if the water is fluoridated
     30 Jun: The Ministry of Health is asking people to share their bad drug use experiences on its new website High Alert
     30 Jun: Covid-19 testing supplies in New Zealand are all up to scratch
     30 Jun: The Health Research Council's giving more than 71-and-a-half-million-dollars to 47 health projects and programmes
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Beauden Barrett's set to exercise a sabbatical clause to play rugby for the Suntory club in Japan More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    There's a lot of uncertainty facing the country's shovel-ready projects More...



     Today's News

    Environment:
    It's been a chilly start to the day for many parts of the country 11:07

    Entertainment:
    John Stamos loved spending time with his son amid the coronavirus lockdown 10:57

    Golf:
    There's a three way tie for the lead at the latest PGA Tour event in Michigan 10:47

    Entertainment:
    Matt Smith can't wait for pubs to reopen in the UK 10:27

    Law and Order:
    Former girlfriend and long time associate of accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has made her first court appearance 10:27

    International:
    Indigenous Australians face sexual racism on dating apps: 'The second he found out about my heritage, he was gone' 10:07

    Living & Travel:
    Support for Warriors prop Leivaha Pulu who's heading back to New Zealand after his pregnant wife was involved in a car crash 10:07

    Entertainment:
    The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will be held at the Barclays Center in New York City on Sunday, August 30 9:57

    Law and Order:
    Jeyaraj and Beniks: Indian deaths in custody spark national debate about police brutality 9:57

    Entertainment:
    Ricky Wilson is determined to get married in September, even with a limited guest list 9:27


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd