The Ministry of Health (MOH) would like to provide the public with the following updates on testing and quarantine of individuals in Palau in the past week:
• Five (5) military personnel who arrived on January 16, 2021 received their day 21 tests, and all results were negative. They have been cleared from all testing and quarantine requirements.
• Four (4) medical referral patients, escorts, and returning residents who arrived on January 22, 2021 from Taiwan received their day 14 tests, and all results were negative. They have been cleared from all quarantine and testing requirements.
• Twelve (12) military personnel who arrived on January 22, 2021 received their day 14 tests, and all results were negative. They have been released from mandatory quarantine, and continue to self-monitor before undergoing final testing on day 21.
• Eighteen (18) military personnel, including the new Civic Action Team, who arrived on January 23, 2021 received their day 14 tests, and all results were negative. They have been released from mandatory quarantine, and continue to self-monitor before undergoing final testing on day 21.
• Five (5) military personnel arrived on February 2, 2021. They were tested negative twice, ten (10) and three (3) days prior to arrival, and have been placed under a 14-day mandatory quarantine in a government-designated facility. They will undergo testing on days 7, 14, and 21.
• Five (5) essential workers arrived on February 5, 2021. They were tested negative twice, ten (10) and three (3) days prior to arrival, and have been placed under a 14-day mandatory quarantine in a government-designated facility. They will undergo testing on days 7, 14, and 21.
• Five (5) military personnel arrived on February 7, 2021. They were tested negative twice, ten (10) and three (3) days prior to arrival, and have been placed under a 14-day mandatory quarantine in a government-designated facility. They will undergo testing on days 7, 14, and 21.
MOH continues to thank the community for its support to all COVID-19 response activities. If you have any questions or need further information on quarantine or testing for COVID-19, please contact the MOH EOC Deputy Incident Commander, Mr. Gaafar Uherbelau at 775-1310.

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