PAGOPAGO,16 MARCH 2020 (RNZ PACIFIC)—American Samoa’s governor has been placed in quarantine after his trip to the US mainland.

Lolo Matalasi Moliga traveled to Washington State and Hawaii, two places with confirmed outbreaks of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Seattle, where Lolo was for a medical appointment, is where the largest number of coronavirus deaths in the United States has occurred.

The governor said he had medical checkups in both Seattle and Honolulu, but is self-quarantining at Government House in Pago Pago as a precaution.

He will communicate with his Cabinet by phone…..PACNEWS