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Health and Human Services Declares Public Health Emergency for Puerto Rico

HeadlineJan 10, 2020

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has declared a public health emergency for Puerto Rico, after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the island early Tuesday, killing at least one person and plunging nearly the entire population into darkness. As of Thursday, electrical power was restored to about half of residents. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority says its goal is to restore power for all residents by Saturday.

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