The President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, announced on Sunday that the restriction of measures would be extended by 15 days to try to stop the pandemic in the country, which has so far accumulated 16,930 cases and 722 deaths.
“Presidential facilities will be maintained for another 15 days,” the Guatemalan President reported on his Twitter account, where he also asked the population to act responsibly, according to health authorities’ guidelines.
“Let’s act responsibly, stop infections by taking all preventive measures and keep social distance, don’t go out if you don’t have to. Take care of yourself, take care of others, ‘he wrote on his social networks.
Giammattei has explained that the movement restriction between departments will apply to that of Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepéquez, all located in the south of the country, and will operate according to the latest registration number. Even for odd days and odd for odd days.
On the other hand, the departments of San Marcos (west) and El Progreso (center) are out of the new measures because they have improved and reduced the number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants.
The President of Guatemala has indicated that the free movement of vehicles is allowed between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m., while the country remains closed on Sundays.
Hours earlier, Giammattei addressed the country via public television and radio to report that the curfew on Sunday, July 5 and 12, will begin the previous Saturday and end the following Monday, and that the ban on public and private gatherings, warning that the police are anxious about the restrictions will watch.
In its latest report, the Guatemalan Ministry of Health reported 533 new cases in the past day, as well as an increase of 21 deaths. In total, there are 16,930 confirmed cases, including 3,152 recovered patients and 727 deaths.