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Pacific Daily News

A Superior Court judge has determined that the Department of Public Health and Social Services did not follow the law when quarantining travelers, and appointed the Public Defender Service Corporation to represent all incoming passengers.

Multiple passengers have filed legal action against the government’s quarantine policy, which Superior Court of Guam Judge Elyze Iriarte found was not voluntary. 

After hearing from people held in the government quarantine facility, Iriarte determined some passengers did not quarantine voluntarily, and the department held one woman against her will.

‘Trying to make sure their rights are preserved’

The violations prompted Iriarte to transfer passengers out of the government quarantine facility.  

“We’ve heard testimony after testimony of people that you claim are voluntarily quarantined saying that they haven’t,” Iriarte said on