Executive orders vs COVID-19 renewed


Gov. Ralph DLG Torres renewed Tuesday Executive Order 2020-04, as amended, declaring a State of Public Health Emergency and State of Significant Emergency for the entire CNMI due to threat posed by COVID-19.

Torres also renewed Executive Order 2020-07, which ordered the CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office, through the CNMI COVID-19 Task Force, and in partnership with the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp., to undertake necessary COVID-19 containment measures by means of developing emergency directives to protect the health and safety of the public.

Torres first issued Executive Order 2020-04 last March 16, declaring a State of Public Health Emergency and a continued Declaration of a State of Significant Emergency, establishing response, quarantine, and preventive measures concerning COVID-19.

He first issued Executive Order 2020-07 last April 16.

Torres said executive orders 2020-04 and 07 will take effect immediately and remain in effect for 30 days from Tuesday.

Since the first instance when a person was confirmed positive for COVID-19 infection last March 28, a total of 77 individuals have so far been confirmed positive and, of those individuals, two have died.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com
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