By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Majuro-- The government of the Marshall Islands on Monday announced the implementation of public safety measures following the detection of the first Covid-19 community transmissions in Majuro, where at least six people tested positive for coronavirus.
Although businesses will remain open, schools will be closed for two months. Mask-wearing will be mandated and travelling to neighboring islands will be restricted.
"At this time, members of the public are requested to remain calm and stay tuned for updates from the National Disaster Committee," states a press release from the office of the president.
"The National Disaster Committee, in close coordination with the president and the Cabinet, is rapidly responding to these cases and we can assure the public that there are measures in place to respond to this situation."
The government said hospital and public health services will be "reoriented" for the next two months and alternate care sites will be activated this week.