With three confirmed COVID-19 cases on Guam so far, store shelves are running bare across the island as people stock up on goods.
But we couldn’t help but wonder, besides the mad dash for toilet paper and hand-sanitizer, how are people really feeling about the disease?
PNC took to the streets to ask local residents if they’re worried or changing any of their normal routines.
There were mixed reactions but overall, the people we spoke to said they are being more cautious.
“Because it’s a virus, if people wash their hands, if people stay out of the open community and if people don’t cough on each other, then we’ll be just fine,” one resident said.
One man wearing a face mask said: “We’re interacting with people… we don’t know if they cough or even me, myself. If I cough, I can keep it to myself. Not spreading whatever you may have.”
One woman wearing hand gloves said: “That’s why I’m wearing these gloves. Because if somebody touches that one…and I touch it…there’s corona but with this one, I can throw it.”
The Governor signed Bill 208 into law today to prevent price-gouging during a state of emergency.
Starting immediately, there will be a price-freeze on goods or services deemed to be in short supply, or in danger of becoming short in supply.
Any business that violates the law will be fined.