On August 11, 2020, Governor Oliver and Lieutenant Governor Perman received the FSM National Government’s assessment team for repatriation efforts at the Governor’s conference room. The FSM team, led by Dr. Eliaser Johnson and Dr. Ko, met Pohnpei State COVID-19 Task Force led by Chairman/Director Wincener J. David, to discuss areas of improvements/gaps identified by the team during its simulation exercise conducted on August 6, 2020, receiving, processing and handling repatriated citizens and residents upon arrival from COVID-19 infected areas in accordance with CEO 20-03 as amended by LR 40-20.
In his opening remarks, Governor Oliver thanked the team on behalf of the people of Pohnpei and reaffirmed collaboration between the team and the State and National Task Forces. He further called for the FSM Government’s assistance with technical expertise and fiscal resources as needed to address and correct the identified gaps at the earliest time possible.
Dr. Eliaser Johnson outlined the next steps in the process to address the gaps. The National Assessment team will be working with their state counterparts to formulate action plans to
address the gaps. A full report to the Task Force will be expected by next week.