Today, when Puerto Rico exceeded the threshold of 40,000 COVID-19 infections, the governor will address the country with the details of what will be the new executive order that will dictate the government’s steps to try to control the virus.
The current order, which coincided with the electoral process, relaxed certain restrictions, although it maintained the curfew between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. It also ordered a 14-day quarantine for any person suspected of having been in contact with a COVID-19 positive patient and any person with a positive result who does not observe isolation was subject to prosecution under the Puerto Rico Penal Code. In addition, it allowed the resumption of collective transport.
Doctors and scientists in the country have shown concern about the current outbreak of the coronavirus. The Department of Health reported 604 confirmed cases today, with which Puerto Rico exceeds 500 confirmed cases for the eighth consecutive day.