Ministry of Health eases up on more COVID-19 mitigation measures aimed at preventing and controlling the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
On Wednesday, it announced that effective July 9, travelers to Palau would not be required COVID-19 test results before coming to Palau.
Earlier, MOH had stated that it was looking at lifting the entry testing requirement if the number of positive cases remains low.
An announcement from MOH this week stated that “due to widespread uptake of vaccines, availability of effective therapeutics, and other tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19”, it will ease up some of the COVID-19 mitigation measures in place.
In addition to lifting the entry testing requirement, the Ministry of Health also announced that patients and visitors to the Belau National Hospital and all the Community Health Centers are no longer required to be tested before entering the facilities. Everyone entering must wear a mask, and each patient is allowed no more than two visitors and one attendant at a time.
Furthermore, the Belau National Hospital resumes regular visiting hours, from 6 pm to 7 pm.
As of June 28, there were 19 new cases, 656 active cases, and 4,564 recovered cases. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 has remained at six, and there are no hospitalizations.
The total number of 5-year-olds and above fully vaccinated is 18,108. Out of this number, 12,425 are up to date on vaccine boosters. The estimated population is 17,651