The ex-surgeon general of the United States, Antonia Coello de Novello, recommended that the government consider the total closure of entertainment establishments, such as “chinchorros”, bars, cinemas, theaters and casinos, for 30 days to stop the number of infections.
The recommendation was given in the anteroom of the announcement that Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced will make, after a meeting yesterday with the Secretary of Health, Lorenzo González Feliciano, and members of the medical “task force” that the advises on a new executive order related to trade and economic activities in the face of a spike in Covid-19 infections and an alarming incidence of hospitalizations due to viral disease.
Hospitalizations to date have risen to 206, 47 more than yesterday, and according to the report of the Department of Health, two deaths from Covid-19 have been reported, while 93 confirmed cases and 24 additional probable cases were registered.  "For the next 30 days only, because I do not believe that the Puerto Rican is ready to have a severe quarantine as we had before because we are physically and emotionally worn out," explained Dr. Coello de Novello.
He reiterated the need for more control at local airports, with a view to reopening international tourism, which begins tomorrow, July 15.
“Now more than anything, that airport has to be much more controlled. I have too many people arriving in Puerto Rico, "he said, not ruling out that the island may deny admission rights in the future if travelers refuse to take the tests upon entering the Island.
" We are going to have to get strong because They are infecting our relatives, "he said during an interview on a radio program (La Nación Z).
On the other hand, he took the opportunity to remember that transmission through the air is a reality, and that, regardless of age , it is necessary to avoid closed places at all costs.
Likewise, he indicated that the measures taken in the next two weeks are crucial due to the possibility of increasing the number of hospitalized patients after having exceeded 5 percent infection. on the Island.