Coronavirus deals another blow to beleaguered Samoa tourism

Samoa tourism is trying to entice Samoans in Australia and New Zealand to visit home to boost its beleaguered tourism industry sector.

The country's biggest industry is forecasting a 20 to 25 percent drop in revenue this quarter, with Samoa hit by the measles epidemic and now travel restrictions from the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Much of the country shut down as it fought last year's measles outbreak, which claimed the lives of 83 people - most of them children.

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