The epidemiologist Juan Carlos Reyes, who is also a member of the group of doctors who advises Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced, opined that the executive order should not have been extended.
“We shouldn’t have extended the same executive order for a week … we had to do something now in a different and more restrictive way to mitigate the increase in confirmed cases and deaths,” Reyes posted on his social networks.
After hours of waiting, the first executive announced that the executive order that was in force until Sunday was going to be extended until next Friday.
“We have accepted the request of the Secretary of Health to extend the validity of the current executive order and thus give space to the advisory councils of the medical and economic sector to present their final recommendations. This Monday we will be meeting with both groups to be able to make the correct determinations and address the situation of the rise in virus infections”, explained the governor.
Vázquez Garced announced that on Wednesday she will communicate what the provisions of the next order will be.