This week, it was reported that 7 of the adult Palauan passengers that arrived on the May 30th flight have missed their required tests, which under current quarantine orders are 2 tests, one on day 7 and one a day 14.
Of the 70 passengers that arrived on May 30th, MOH reported that 7 had missed their required tests in violation of their quarantine orders.
According to information from Ministry of Health, the 7 individuals missed 1 of their 2 required tests. They were contacted and rescheduled for testing after missing their 2nd test, but they missed those schedules as well.
Violation of quarantine order is a misdemeanor offense, which upon conviction, can be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500), or imprisoned for not more than one (1) year, or both.
“It is unfortunate that we have to resort to this but they have to comply with the terms of their quarantine orders. If they don’t comply, there will be an impact, possibly on the future flights and passengers coming into Palau,” reported Public Health Director Sher Madraisau at Wednesday, Presidential Press Conference.
According to latest information from EOC Deputy Incident Commander, 6 out of the 7 have completed their final test and the last one was rescheduled to take the last test yesterday. All have been cited for violation of their quarantine orders.