Adelup closely monitoring 1st confirmed case of omicron variant in Hawaii

Acting governor Josh Tenorio (file photo)

Adelup is closely monitoring the first confirmed case of the omicron variant in Hawaii

Acting Governor Josh Tenorio said the administration continues to closely monitor the latest information on the omicron variant, including the first confirmed case detected in Hawaii.

“Like the rest of the world, we are vigilantly waiting on more information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. At this time, what we each must do is our part,” Tenorio said.

He added that the emergence of this new threat places greater emphasis on the importance of strategies to reduce our risk of infection, including the 3Ws, getting tested and treated if you are sick, and most importantly, getting vaccinated.

“We urge everyone eligible for the booster shot to join the 27,564 who have added to their defense against this virus and we plead to all parents to protect their children by getting them vaccinated as soon as possible,” the acting governor said.