Kosrae to get $1.5M in US funds for construction of quarantine facilities

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs and Assistant Secretary announced the approval of $1.53 million in Compact of Free Association and CARES Act funding to help build several quarantine buildings in Kosrae.

“We are glad to see that construction has begun on new buildings to be used in Kosrae State for quarantine and isolation purposes during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,” DOI Assistant Secretary Doug Domenech said.

Kosrae, one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia, remains Covid-free and its border has been closed since FSM President David Panuelo declared a public health emergency in March.

FSM is currently preparing for the arrival of the first batch of citizens and diplomats stranded on Guam, Marshall Islands and Hawaii while in on their way back home.