Mayor Apatang’s return to Saipan delayed

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ACTING Saipan Mayor Debra Camacho said the coronavirus pandemic has delayed the return of Mayor David Apatang who went on personal leave to travel to Hawaii on March 10.

David Mundo Apatang

Camacho, the Saipan and Northern Islands Municipal Council chairwoman, has been acting mayor since then.

“There is no word yet from the mayor since there are no international flights to Saipan,” she said.

Like most government offices, the mayor’s office is closed, but its field personnel are on standby to respond to any emergency, Camacho added.

Some personnel are also taking care of the dogs at the animal shelter, she said.

“We are all in this together and we all have to comply with the governor’s directive to stay home.”

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