Samoa Police chief calls for the ban of alcohol on repatriation flights
Apia: Samoa’s Police Commissioner has called for a ban on alcohol being brought in by passengers arriving on the repatriation flights from New Zealand.
According to TV1Samoa the call from Fuiavailili Egon Keil comes after a fight broke out between two quarantined passengers, believed to be returning seasonal workers, during a drinking session at a hotel in the capital Apia where they were being quarantined.
Fuiavailili says the National Emergency Operations Committee should address the issue of alcohol and that drinking should be banned in the quarantine sites.
One of the two people involved in the fight was admitted to the Faleolo Health Centre for treatment.