Preschools and daycare centres have been closed in Samoa as the country battles a measles epidemic.

Health authorities believe it’s possible New Zealand transmitted measles to Samoa.

“We are looking at the most vulnerable. Once there’s one measles case in the daycare, it’s gonna spread like fire. So we have to close it,” said Samoa’s director-general of health, Dr Leausa Take Naseri.

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