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Author: Sara Zhang

Guam confirms first death due to COVID-19

The US Pacific territory of Guam has recorded its first COVID-19 death on Sunday, March 22: a 68-year-old woman. It is also the first coronavirus-related death in the Pacific. The Office of the Governor of Guam urged people to continue to stay indoors and limit social contact. The first death The Governor’s medical adviser and State Surgeon Dr. Mike Cruz made the announcement during a news conference on that day saying: “As a soldier and a surgeon I can tell you the toughest part of the job is losing somebody under your care. Today it was my duty to...

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Guam deals with coronavirus threat

Some Guamanians are worried about the new coronavirus. “Guam is a small island, it could go around fast,” said Dededo resident Rose Alviz, 28. Regarding these fears, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero (D) said the island is preparing for the worst and hoping for the best in response to the coronavirus. She said the government is looking at every scenario officials can think of so that they can plan accordingly. Although there have been no confirmed cases here, Leon Guerrero said Guam is suffering economic impacts from the coronavirus. As of publishing time, the territory has 2 suspected cases. “We...

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