Faced with the growing wave of cases of COVID-19 in the United States and other countries, Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced will announce new regulations for passengers arriving at airports this Tuesday. of the country.
The expressions of the first executive will begin at 11:00 am at the terminal of the JetBlue airline at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport and you can follow the live broadcast on elnuevodia.com.
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So far, travelers arriving in Puerto Rico have the option to take the COVID-19 test voluntarily, but in case the test is positive, the person must remain in quarantine for 14 days.
El Nuevo Día reported last Saturday that The medical "task force" that advises Vázquez Garced warned that the focus of coronavirus contagion on the island is located, mainly, at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.
For example, the director of the Department of Surgery of the Enclosure of Medical Sciences (RCM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), William Méndez, acknowledged that the government has so far failed to have effective control at the country's main air entrance.
The doctor indicated that the advisory group favors Puerto Rico to adopt measures similar to those of Hawaii, where from August 1 they will require a negative test for COVID-19 from all travelers. In the event that a person who does not have it, must remain in compulsory quarantine for 14 days.
According to data from the Department of Health, Puerto Rico today totals 1,693 confirmed positive cases, 5,772 probable positive cases and 153 deaths from the virus.