SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —
Puerto Rico’s governor announced Thursday that she’s going to put terminate nearly about all restrictions geared towards curbing coronavirus cases, which manner seashores, church buildings and companies including movie theaters and gyms all the arrangement in which thru the U.S. territory will reopen after three months.
Gov. Wanda Vázquez said the changes will occur starting June 16, when companies also will seemingly be allowed to purpose seven days a week and restaurants at 50% skill. However, she tweaked an ongoing curfew that can remain in device for two weeks from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
She also said Puerto Rico will seemingly be officially ready to welcome vacationers starting July 15 and that airport screenings will continue.
“These were laborious choices,” she said. “Now it’s as much as every person in all us…to take hang of where to journey and how to journey about it.”
The announcement disquieted some consultants who vow the island of three.2 million of us has performed too minute attempting out, and most of it using the injurious form of assessments to essentially know the extent of the pandemic. The federal government has reported more than 1,400 confirmed cases and nearly about 4,000 capability cases, with as a minimum 144 deaths.
Masks will quiet be required whereas outside the dwelling and interior any industry.
The changes were cheered by many in the industry community, noting that the lockdown lifted by phases in fresh weeks has had an overall estimated $5 billion to $10 billion affect on the island’s economic system.
Vázquez’s announcement comes a day after the island’s health officials said Puerto Rico noticed its high of COVID-19 cases and linked deaths two months previously, a stutter that consultants also wondered, noting it’s in step with the limited selection of assessments available on the time.
Effectively being Division Secretary Lorenzo González said he changed into assured in the company’s statistics but warned of us to place social distancing because the island reopens.
“It positively comes with worry,” he said.
Vázquez warned that the restrictions would return if the selection of cases, deaths or hospitalizations spike. Besides, public transportation including buses and trains is no longer going to purpose but.
“I need of us to clutch we’re quiet in a virulent illness,” she said.
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