PBS NewsHour

Stranded in the U.S., American Samoans are unable to go home

Clip: 11/28/2020 | 6m 25s | Video has closed captioning.

American Samoa is one of the few places in the world with zero reported COVID-19 cases. The U.S. territory, 2,600 miles from Hawaii, shut down its borders in March to commercial flights to prevent the spread of the virus to its 55,000 residents. The cost? An estimated 562 American Samoan residents are stranded and still waiting for when they can get home. Laura Fong reports

Aired: 11/28/20

Rating: NR

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