Government relaxes hours and curfew measures / Gobierno flexibiliza horario y medidas del toque de queda
Please everyone, follow these rules. Maybe, just maybe, we can return to normal soon and the Covid-19 spread can be checked.
The Health Cabinet, headed by the Vice President of the Republic, Raquel Peña, ordered that from next Wednesday, January 27, the curfew begins from Monday to Friday at 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. in the morning, with a grace of mobility until 10:00 at night.
Decree 37-21 establishes that on Saturdays and Sundays, the curfew will begin at 5:00 in the afternoon until 5:00 in the morning with free transit until 8:00 at night.
“The validity of the measures provided for in this decree will come into force as of Wednesday, January 27 and until Monday, February 8 of the current year, both inclusive at which time the authorities will review said measures,” Peña explained when making the announcement.
The mandate continues with the preventive measures of mask-wearing and physical distancing in public spaces and hand hygiene.
*During curfew hours, health professionals, people with a medical emergency, those engaged in security tasks, members of the press and other media, vehicle operators dedicated to the distribution of goods, inputs and fuels. As well as technicians from companies and institutions that provide services such as energy, water, telecommunications and garbage collection.
*Similarly, people who work in the food industry and trade and medical and pharmaceutical products that are in transit to and from their workplaces, employees and contractors of restaurants, pharmacies or grocery stores that provide home cooked food services, crude or medicines, who will have permission to circulate until 11:00 at night.
*International passengers and operators of private or commercial vehicles that are transporting them and duly identified maritime and air transport employees to or from ports or airports, employees of companies that provide funeral services may also circulate.
*Gym can receive clients up to 60% of its capacity and in strict application of protocols.
*Food and beverage places up to 60% capacity, a maximum of six persons per table is allowed, and strict application of protocols.
*Religious activities are allowed three days a week, keeping within 60% of the capacity of the church.
*Open-air public spaces, such as parks and boulevards, can be used for leisure and sports activities other than social gatherings and always complying with preventive health protocols.
*Hotels and resorts continue to operate under previously established less restrictive health protocols.