April 20, 2021

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Owner of a farm in Morovis where dozens of people gathered defends himself

The owner of the farm in Morovis where an activity was carried out in which dozens of people without masks and without keeping social distancing, blamed the organizers of the event for not complying with the protocols established in the executive order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

Read: ‘The full weight of the law’ will fall for a feast without a mask or distancing at the Morovis farm

After appearing before the authorities, Edgardo Negrón defended himself and said that he had guided the event organizers on the rules they should follow, however, he argued that he was not on his property at the time the feast was held to make sure to comply with them.

“We basically gave him the process of the COVID protocol, but obviously we are not there in the activity, we only rent and we gave all the information that the government agencies asked for,” Negrón told Noticentro last night after leaving the barracks of the Morovis Police.

The executive order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus prohibits activities that cause crowds of people and orders the use of masks at all times.

Last night, the Police told Primera Hora that they were preparing to issue fines and complaints against the people responsible for organizing the feast.

While the Secretary of the Department of Health, Lorenzo González, warned that “the full weight of the law” would fall on the “irresponsible”, the area commander of the Police Bureau in Arecibo, Lieutenant Colonel José Rosario Polanco, refined with a team of investigators the steps to follow to fine the organizers and owners of the place and locate the attendees, who would also be penalized for violating the health and safety protocols imposed by the government of Puerto Rico to try to slow down the cases of COVID- 19, a disease that until yesterday had caused the death of 477 people on the island and the report of 34,533 infections (16,269 confirmed by molecular tests).

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