3 Jun 2020

FSM continues State of Public Emergency into sixth month

3:19 pm on 3 June 2020

The Federated States of Micronesia has entered its sixth month under a State of Public Health Emergency, following Congress' move to extend a declaration through to 31 July.

FSM President, David Panuelo

FSM President, David Panuelo Photo: Office of the President of the FSM

President David Panuelo first declared a public health emergency on 31 Jan, mandating a travel ban and the closure of borders to prevent the entry of Covid-19.

The Island Times reported the extended declaration required the implementation of social distancing and other government restrictions.

The congressional resolution also called for the development of a repatriation plan for FSM citizens, residents and members of the diplomatic corps, who had been in quarantine and isolation facilities.