YAP (FSM GOVT) — The Yap Department of Health Services (DHS) has identified two positive cases of COVID-19.

This was confirmed by Jesse J. Salalu, Governor of Yap State.  

One case is a known traveler from the United Airlines flight that arrived on 03 August, 2022 and one with no known recent travel history. With the two confirmed positive cases, Yap DHS and HCTF confirm community transmission on the main island of Yap and therefore ask the public to remain calm and minimise movement by staying home as much as possible, and continue to practice masking, social/physical distancing and avoid crowded places. 

Additionally, all schools (public and private) were closed from 17 August, until further notice, and all work for non-essential government employees will cease for 48 hours, unless extended. Private businesses, as many have done in the last weeks or months, are encouraged to practice COVID-19 safety measures to reduce the risk of transmission. 

“We are asking all residents to stay tuned to updates and directions from DHS as the situation develops. Our primary objective is to help decrease further spread of the virus and allow DHS to open up the Test to Treat (TTT) sites at the Sports Complex and Milew Multipurpose Centre,” Governor Salalu said in a statement. 

Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, sore throat, fever, tiredness, body aches and pains, headache, red or irritable eyes, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell and shortness of breath. …PACNEWS

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