The Guayaquil Emergency Operations Committee (COE) approved the guidelines for the reactivation of the construction sector . This step is taken while the canton continues at a red light, due to the emergency by covid-19.
In a first phase, authorization will be processed for projects with an amount equal to or greater than USD 4 million . For health works there will be no limit.
Companies must send an application via email to the Cantonal Situation Room . After accessing a username and password, they must fill out a registration form . And they must send the physical enabling documents, within a period not exceeding 48 hours,
The measure was approved on the afternoon of Monday, May 11, 2020. The resolution specifies that companies with more than 50 collaborators will undergo an external audit of occupational health and safety, up to 15 days after the delivery of the permit. Failure to comply with this requirement will authorize the revocation and could face penalties.
With this opening, the hours of the Metrovía health routes are also extended . The buses will run until 22:00 from this Tuesday, May 22, 2020. “The Metrovía consortium must comply with all biosafety protocols for public transportation, arranged by the national COE,” the resolution cites as an annex.
Guayaquil , the epicenter of the covid-19 pandemic in Ecuador, will remain in view until May 24 . The cantonal COE will resolve a possible change in the traffic light after analyzing two more samples of cases by sector, by applying rapid tests .
According to the report of the Ministry of Public Health, until Monday, May 11, the canton registers 8,226 confirmed cases of coronavirus ; the figure represents 70% of cases registered in the province of Guayas.
The Guayaquil COE announced the previous week that the sewerage, drinking water and paving works will resume. The reopening of the automotive service is also evaluated.