The first community antigen testing for COVId-19 was held on November 3-5 at Ernguul Park/Global Village and at the national hospital, all came out negative for COVID-19. 213 voluntary participants tested showed negative results according to the report from the Ministry of Health and Human Services (MHHS).
The report also showed that 128 inbound travelers from November 1st were all tested negative on their Day 5 tests and have been cleared of ROM requirements.
As of yesterday, November 8, there were no COVID-19 travel cases, no community cases, and no one in quarantine or isolation. Still, to date, there have been 8 travel-related positive cases and they have all recovered.
16,240 are fully vaccinated and this includes 12 years and old and above, a total of 92% of the total estimated population that is fully vaccinated. 716 adults 18 years and above have received 3rd dose and 757 have received booster shots. With the FDA approval Emergency Use of Pfizer vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds, Palau is expected to start vaccinations upon receipt of its vaccine allocations. (By: L.N. Reklai)