Palau’s fear continues to grow as the number of affected COVID-19 increases in neighbors such as Guam and the Philippines.
Koror state being the most populated state in Palau has its state government highly encouraging people to exercise safety measures such as social distancing and hand washing recommended by MOH.
Koror State-enforced precautionary measures via state law, KSPL No. K7-164-05(Into as. Bill No. 7-45 HD1) or curfew for minors below the age of 18. Curfew begins at 10 pm to 6 am
The law, however, said that there will be several exceptions, for instance, leaving work to home or home to work, returning from religious or funeral services, emergencies or prevention of emergencies or injury. Any minor who does not follow pays a fine or spend 90 days in jail according to this state law
Although this Koror State Law is in effect, a much stricter law specified by Chief Ibedul and Ngirameketii required that all persons living in the state of Koror should stay home and follow all curfew laws as well as MOH protocol to prevent any human interaction that may cause sickness amongst us. (Kerdeu Uong)