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Governor will soon announce social, religious and economic activities that may resume

By on May 18, 2020

‘From now on…it is the responsibility of each citizen, not the government’s, to protect themselves,’ Vázquez says

SAN JUAN – Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced announced Monday that, during the week, they will announce the social, economic and religious activities that may begin to operate after a little more than two months after the start of the quarantine due to COVID-19.

“This week, we are going to start notifying those businesses, those activities that are going to be able to start…. We are going to see this week some businesses and some social and religious activities that are going to be able to start in the middle of this week and for the next executive order next week,” Vázquez Garced said in a radio interview (WKAQ).

She indicated that on Monday the members of the Economic Task Force would deliver their next recommendation. In an interview on the same station, the secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC), Manuel Laboy, said that they are evaluating real estate, sports and outdoor recreational activities, certain retail sales sectors, restaurants, car sales and barbershops and beauty salons.

Meanwhile, the governor urged citizens to take individual safety measures, since from now on it will not be the responsibility of the government.

“From now on, when the social, religious and economic activities begin to open, it is the responsibility of each citizen, not the government’s, to protect themselves. COVID-19 is out, it is an enemy that we have to live with, so it is everyone’s responsibility to comply with safety measures such as masks and hand sanitizers,” the governor said.

She added that “this is not a switch that you turn on and people go out to work the next day. People…are afraid of getting infected and I have to listen to that and I have a responsibility for workplaces to produce safety measures. Remember what happened with the school cafeterias and there are 50 infected employees.”