Another passenger tests positive for COVID-19 in CNMI

7:35 am on 9 June 2020

The number of Covid-19 cases in the Northern Marianas has increased by one again after a passenger tested positive from a flight from Guam.

The government said the person was an asymptomatic 34-year-old male and was not a resident of the CNMI.

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As a passenger of Monday's United Airlines flight, he was placed in quarantine, tested and then identified as infected.

Currently, the CNMI has 28 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including seven active, 19 recovered, and two dead.

Two other cases had been revealed, from a seperate Guam flight, over the past few days.

The Governor's Covid-19 Taskforce assured local residents that multiple interventions were in place to protect the community from the spread of the coronavirus.

It added the CNMI's recent cases, identified through the arrival screening and quarantine process required for all incoming international passengers, highlighted the value of the border containment efforts.

Combined with immediate contact tracing, the taskforce said these interventions were key in minimising the risk of Covid-19 exposure to the community.