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Puerto Rico governor reduces curfew

By on October 4, 2017

SAN JUAN — With the desire to restore “a little” normality two weeks after Hurricane María passed over Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Wednesday that the curfew enacted after the storm will be reduced and take effect from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.

“This is a positive indicator because it lets us know that we are approaching something close to normality, allowing us then to impact areas that are of great importance, such as economic development, the different establishments,” the governor explained during a press conference.

Although the time period was reduced, Rosselló urged citizens to “use their judgement” when deciding until what time they will be on the street, stressing that the curfew still stands because there are more actions that need to be implemented in order for the island to continue on its route to recovery.

This is the fourth change the governor has made to the curfew, which began on Wednesday, Sept. 20 after the Category 4 storm–from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.–as a means to “maintain order” and for “authorities to be able to work appropriately” during the emergency.

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