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CHCC: CDC downgrades travel alert for NMI

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THE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC has downgraded its travel warning for the CNMI, from high risk to moderate, Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna announced on Tuesday.

“They have lowered the risk to Level 2. Level 1 is difficult to achieve. In a pandemic, that is unlikely,” she added.

Earlier, the CDC placed all U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands or USAPI — even those with no confirmed cases —  at high risk level.

Last week, the CDC Global Health Division had a meeting with USAPI officials about the travel alert classification.

The USAPI also includes Guam, American Samoa, Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia: Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap.

On Aug. 17, CDC downgraded the CNMI risk level, but Guam remains at high risk. 

Muna noted the CDC issued the travel advisory when the CNMI was reporting positive cases through its airport screening protocols.

As of Tuesday, the CNMI had recorded 54 Covid-19 cases since March, including two deaths.

Guam has reported 577 confirmed cases with 219 active cases and five deaths.

In the U.S., there have been 5.44 million confirmed cases and 170,000 deaths.

 

 

 

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