Governor Pedro Pierluisi announced today that, given the increase in cases of COVID-19, will take additional measures to stem the spread of the virus, including limiting the curfew that is now effective 10:00 p.m. patient at 5:00 a.m.
During his status report, the president also indicated that businesses and branches should close 9:00 amThe measures were to take effect on Friday, April 9. The current executive order is scheduled to be valid until Monday, April 11.
“Unfortunately, as in many other jurisdictions, we are seeing a dangerous spike in COVID cases that has caused a spike in hospital admissions and deaths. I have been very careful about allowing reopening, and I have always been willing to make the necessary adjustments to avoid an increase in contamination, ”the governor told the legislature.
“Any activity or event involving displacement of people will be prohibited unless there is a waiver, the molecular PCR test requirement will be enforced for all travelers entering Puerto Rico, and the Department of Health’s controls will be expanded to ensure compliance. with the quarantine of travelers and all the terms of the order. The new order will be officially declared tomorrow, ”the president added.
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