Puerto Rico extends anti-coronavirus measures for 2 weeks

Puerto Rico’s governor has provided that she is extending for 2 more weeks measures aimed toward curbing the spread of the coronavirus


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July 31, 2020, 10: 59 PM

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —
Puerto Rico’s governor provided Friday that she would lengthen for 2 more weeks measures aimed toward curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

That means bars, gyms, marinas and film theaters all the way in which by way of the U.S. territory will bear shuttered till now not now not up to Aug. 15. Beaches live closed on Sundays, and are commence the rest of the week simplest to other folks doing bid, including surfers, swimmers and runners.

Face masks continue to be vital, and other folks who refuse to set on one would possibly be arrested, Gov. Wanda Vázquez said.

A curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. will live in region, and no occasions or gatherings would possibly be allowed in temporary rental companies.

“Till a vaccine is chanced on … all of us wish to attain our fragment,” the governor said.

Meanwhile, Carla Campos, govt director of Puerto Rico’s tourism company, said arrivals dropped 25% and reservations fell 84% actual final week by myself. She and other officers cited as one ingredient recent pandemic measures, including a requirement that a visitor present a unfavourable virus take a look at upon arrival.

“It is in actual fact now not the time to be flying,” Campos said.

Vázquez’s administration has many cases sought permission from the federal govt to temporarily raze flights from COVID-19 hot spots within the U.S. mainland to no avail.

The U.S. territory of three.2 million other folks has reported bigger than 5,900 confirmed coronavirus conditions and now not now not up to 219 deaths. The rollbacks were first provided two weeks within the past as health consultants reported a spike in COVID-19 conditions.

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