28 May 2020

Guam eases Covid-19 restrictions

1:34 pm on 28 May 2020

The Guam Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has announced the lifting of more Covid-19 restrictions.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero Photo: Governor's Office

From tomorrow, dine-in restaurants, places of worship, non-profit organisations and group physical activities will be allowed.

In the last 24 hours 64 Covid-19 tests conducted on Guam returned only one positive result.

The further easing of restrictions comes as the Guam government works towards welcoming back visitors from South Korea, Japan and Taiwan on the first of July.

However there were some exceptions to the new freedoms.

Food courts, bars and taverns have still not been given the greenlight to reopen and restaurants that were able to now operate had to do so at half their normal capacity.

For places of worship reduced occupancy will also be enforced and face masks are required at all time. At risk people are being advised to take extra precautions or stay home.

Physical group activity is limited to a maximum of 10 people gyms of all kinds are still restricted.

To date Guam has 171 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 5 deaths. 143 people have been released from isolation and there are currently 23 active coronavirus cases on the island.