Many of the main streets of Apia were empty of people and cars at the start of the two day shutdown.
The roads were strangely quiet at mid-morning today on the first of the two day emergency shut down from Thursday to Friday to allow for the nation wide mass vaccination against measles.
Police traffic patrols were busy stopping vehicles on the road that were not part of the emergency workers involved with the vaccination and sending them back home.
Swirling emergency lights can be seen in some of the vehicles moving at speed on the roads.
Only a handful of people can been seen on the streets that are usually teeming with moving bodies on any normal working day.
A passing check on some of the homes alongside the main streets of town hardly showed any activities on the outside.
There were no ‘red flags’ to be seen as requested for the vaccination teams to identified the homes where injections are needed.