New biosecurity measures and the ratification of other regulations will be applied in the city of Guayaquil during this new holiday, which will start from October 31 and will run until November 3.
In accordance with the actions ordered by the cantonal Emergency Operations Committee (COE) , the suspension of visits to public and private cemeteries was ratified on October 31, 1, 2 and 3 November, with the exception of the burials that they must be fulfilled in this period, following biosecurity measures. Regarding the meeting rooms , these must operate with a capacity of 30%.
The same measure will be applied to the city’s boardwalks and parks , while Varadero Beach will have a schedule between 08:00 and 15:00.
Massive meetings are also regulated in hotels and event rooms, where the 30% capacity must be respected; likewise, the maximum number of people per event should not exceed 100, regardless of the capacity; This measure will last for 15 days until a new epidemiological evaluation.
The restriction of parties and events organized on private premises is maintained, for this the Directorate of Justice and Surveillance will apply the noise ordinance and will coordinate with the Intendancy for its control and sanction.
The ban on the operation of bars and discos is ratified , while the opening of the sports fields is postponed for 15 days, after which a new municipal epidemiological evaluation will be made . The practice of training sports is excepted.
The prohibition of consumption of alcoholic beverages on public roads, parking lots, parks and on the outskirts of homes is maintained, as well as the suspension of face-to-face classes in schools, colleges and universities .
As for shopping centers and food courts, they must respect the 50% capacity and control biosecurity measures.
The same measure was adopted by the authorities in Samborondón, a canton where visits to cemeteries are also suspended during the holiday in order to protect the safety of citizens and avoid infections.
The cantonal COE, chaired by Mayor Juan José Yúnez, resolved to close public and private cemeteries, from October 31 to November 3, except for burials that must be carried out on these dates.
Additionally, parks, boardwalks, courts and swimming pools in the canton are closed during the four days. Mayor Yúnez indicated that time and capacity controls will be increased in commercial premises and restaurants.
Establishments that fail to comply with these measures will be closed and sanctioned according to the law. The operation of bars, tolerance centers and the like are prohibited, as are public and mass events.
Establishments that fail to comply with these measures will be closed and sanctioned according to the law. “COVID-19 has not disappeared, with responsibility and order we will avoid future infections,” he stressed to the Mayor. (I)