After an extensive meeting with representatives of the medical community and the economic sector, as well as members of the cabinet, Governor Wanda Vázquez announced, in the lobby of the Cardiovascular Center of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, that the data had been released available on the situation of COVID-19 and the recent increase in cases, so that these data could be analyzed and then in the next few hours the announcement would be made regarding whether or not new measures would be taken to combat the dangerous virus.
"There was no proposal today. The idea is that people can analyze the data and share it and that they can submit proposals. That they make the recommendations and the governor can make the decisions, "expressed the Health Secretary, Lorenzo González, before a hundred people who were gathered in the place, without observing social distancing, to hear what was expected to be one more announcement detailed of the measures that would be taken to seek to avoid the increase in cases.
However, the governor limited herself to reiterating the exhortation that all people comply with the recommendation of the use of a mask, social distancing, and frequent handwashing. , and that they act with caution because the virus is still present.
"It is essential that each citizen wear the mask and comply with security measures," insisted the governor, making a particular claim to the group in ages below 30 years, where a spike in infections has been observed.
“We hope to have tomorrow the recommendations of the medical sector, and on Thursday the recommendations of the Economic 'task force' (advisory group). So we would be announcing the measures from Thursday to Friday, "said the governor on when the expected announcement would be made.