The new Executive Order enters into force today
When Puerto Rico exceeded the threshold of 40,000 infections per COVID-19, The governor Wanda Vazquez He went to the country to announce the new Executive Order, which will come into force today and which brings more restrictions to try to control the virus. Among other aspects, the new decree limits occupancy in restaurants and businesses to 30 percent. On the other hand, the establishments known as chinchorros, bars and cafeterias, as well as the recreational areas will continue to be closed. The beaches will again be only for exercising. In addition, the governor activated the National Guard to ensure compliance with restrictions.
More restrictions are coming for San Juan
The mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulín Cruz assured on Saturday that she will take more restrictive measures in the capital to try to control COVID-19 after a video in which many people appear crowded and without masks in La Placita de Santurce. In the clip, viralized on social networks, you see people walking through the streets of the famous capital city and people in businesses in the area without keeping social distancing and without using masks. “This behavior forces us to take stricter measures that will be announced this week. I have also reiterated to the Municipal Police their duty to intervene in these situations, “wrote the mayor of San Juan on her Twitter account.
Work restarts at Roberto Clemente
Today the vote counting resumes at the Roberto Clemente, in Hato Rey, after a recess over the weekend. The work will focus on balancing the minutes of early and absent votes that were not completed on Friday. This determination assumes that a certain date on which the general scrutiny of the minutes drawn up in the general elections would begin is unknown. With this review, the winning candidates of the elections would finally be certified.
Resignation of electoral commissioner of the PPD
Nicolás Gautier, electoral commissioner of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD), resigned from his post on Friday immediately. Gautier had been selected to the post by PPD president Carlos “Charlie” Delgado after the party’s primaries. Later on the announcement, Delgado confirmed the appointment of Gerardo “Toñito” Cruz to the position.
Ask for another support package
The outgoing president of United States, Donald trump, on Saturday urged Congress to approve a new stimulus package for the “big and focused” economy to halt the deterioration caused by the pandemic and amid the stalemate in negotiations between Democrats and Republicans. “Congress should now make a Covid Relief Bill. He needs the support of the Democrats. Make it big and centered. Do it! ”Trump said on Twitter.