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Ecuador announces reopening of the border with Peru and the elimination of the epidemiological traffic light against COVID-19

The Government of Ecuador announced the reopening of the border with Peruthe elimination of the epidemiological traffic light against COVID-19 that began to work from mid-January, a increased capacity and that there won’t be restrictions for the carnival holiday.

There were some decisions made by the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE)after the epidemiological report presented by the Ministry of Public Health.

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The Minister of Health, Ximena Garzón, indicated that currently in Ecuador the delta variant has 1% presence and there is 99% of the omicron.

Likewise, the infections, care and hospital admissions they have a downward trend.

The reopening of the southern border will start this Friday, February 18 at 09:00, both in Huaquillas and Macará, and the epidemiological traffic light from Monday, February 21 at 00:00.

Juan Zapata, president of the national COE, He explained that land borders have the same requirements as air borders, so people who are going to enter the country must present the vaccination certificate with QR code or vaccination card or a negative PCR test if not inoculated.

He added that there will be a 75% capacity in concerts in open and closed spaces with ventilation, as well as 60% in football matches.

In addition, the universities they will have a 100% capacity with biosecurity measures. And the public officials of the Executive function return with 100% of the capacities.

With respect to carnival holidayZapata mentioned that no mobility restrictions are established on state roads or capacity or schedules for beaches. (I)

Source: Eluniverso


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