Santa Cruz is abandoning the strict quarantine and restricting traffic for 10 days from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Santa Cruz Departmental Emergency Operations Center (COED) held a meeting this Thursday that decided to limit vehicle and pedestrian travel times from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from this Saturday the 8th to Monday January 17th as a measure to reduce the number of infections caused by Covid-19.

The COED determined that the economic activities are operated in accordance with the vehicle restriction and can be operated between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The authorities found that the capacity in business premises, markets and others is only allowed up to 30%.

It has also been suggested that public transport run at 50% of its capacity from Saturday to avoid contagion.

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Fernando Larach, first vice-president of the Santa Cruz Citizens’ Committee, announced on social networks that he would attend the meeting in which the situation on the streets of Santa Cruz was described as “Carnival”.

“We demand that the state honor its obligation and address the need for human resources for health, otherwise implement a compliance measure so that the central government adheres to the allocation of posts. We also suggest that the hours of traffic on the streets or to control the decline of people on the streets, “shared Fernando Larach on Facebook.

The meeting, which started at 4:00 p.m., called the Santa Cruz authorities to look for new strategies to contain Covid-19 infections.

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