Three Manila passengers placed in isolation; one in continuing quarantine

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Public Health Director Linda DeNorcey said 3 have tested positive and they are now in isolation.

In all, 124 people who arrived from Manila on March 19 were released after spending two weeks in quarantine at local hotels.

On Wednesday, Superior Court Judge Elyze Iriarte granted GovGuam’s request to extend the quarantine for anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in order to prevent further spread of the disease.

Public Health Director Linda DeNorcey said 3 have tested positive and they are now in isolation.

In addition, she said one person … who has not yet tested positive … will have the quarantine extended because that person came into close contact with one of the 3 confirmed cases.

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“Right now we’re counting about 4 of them. 3 are positive and we do have one case that was in close contact with the March 19 case and that obviously is going to have to extend. In terms of how long the extension will be, with the three that are in the isolation area, it will be contingent upon how soon their symptoms dissipate,” DeNorcey said.

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said: “This action prevented those individuals from spreading COVID-19 to their friends and families. It worked and we should be thankful to every person who has helped in this process.”

Tomorrow, the quarantine expires for another group of passengers who arrived from Manila on March 20.

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