Governor Pedro Pierluisi announced today that he advanced the validity of the New Executive Order to stop the contagion of coronavirus on the Island.
The new decree will come into force this Friday, April 9 and includes changes to the curfew and the hours of operations of commercial establishments, among others.
“Unfortunately, as in many other jurisdictions, we are seeing a dangerous spike in COVID cases that has caused a spike in hospitalizations and deaths. I have been very prudent when it comes to allowing reopening, and I have always been willing to make the necessary adjustments to avoid an increase in infections, “said Pierluisi during his state message this afternoon.
“I announce that I will be advancing the validity of the new Executive Order that would have started next Monday for this Friday, April 9. In the same, curfew hours will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., and commercial establishments will close at 9 p.m. All activities or events that involve crowding of people are prohibited unless there is a dispensation, the requirement of the molecular PCR test is maintained for all travelers who enter Puerto Rico, and the control resources of the Department of Health will be increased to corroborate compliance with the quarantine of travelers and all the provisions of the order. The new order will be officially promulgated tomorrow, ”he said.
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