Guam meets 64,000 vaccination target, but new clusters cause reopening delay

Updated: May 2

Guam has vaccinated 64,000 individuals, meeting the "Path to Half" goal, which was a prerequisite to the May 1 reopening of tourism and adjustment to quarantine protocols.

However, the emergence of new Covid-19 clusters has prompted Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero to delay the reopening plan for another two weeks.

“This decision was based on science and medical advice,” the governor told the press conference Friday. “We cannot rush our recovery only to undo all the progress that we have made.”

While acknowledging the residents' impatience, the governor said she won't take the risk of undoing the progress made. The governor appealed to residents to"roll off your sleeves and get vaccinated. "This is the only way we can reopen," she said.

Public Health Director Art San Agustin said the department will continue monitoring the A Class and Tsubaki Tower clusters.