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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Puerto Rican Governor Will Activate National Guard to Enforce Curfew

Puerto Rico’s Governor Wanda Vazquez announced on Sunday that she will activate the island’s National Guard to help enforce a curfew aimed at curbing the rise of COVID-19. She also said that she would execute other measures, including once again closing beaches and limiting capacity at restaurants, casinos, gyms, churches and other places to 30 percent.

Puerto Rico’s Governor Wanda Vazquez announced on Sunday that she will activate the island’s National Guard to help enforce a curfew aimed at curbing the rise of COVID-19. 

Vazquez also said that she would execute other measures, including once again closing beaches and limiting capacity at restaurants, casinos, gyms, churches and other places to 30 percent.

“We will not under any circumstance allow our health system to be placed at risk. There are many who have lowered their guard and have not understood that this pandemic is still with us,” Vazquez told local reporters during a press conference at San Juan.

The Governor also urged people across the island to be extremely cautious during the holiday season, encouraging families to get together via Zoom. She said that if violations continue into mid-December, she would implement more restrictive measures. 

The new restrictions start on November 17th and will remain in place until December 11th. Face masks and a 10 pm to 5 am curfew remain mandatory.

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