A total of 6,148 surveillance cameras throughout the country will be activated, especially on the November holidays , in order to control the places where crowds can be registered .
The controls will be intensified in a special way in the coastal axis and in the cemeteries that will open their doors, which include 27 cantons in the country.
The announcement was made by the director of the ECU-911, Juan Zapata ; and the Secretary of Risk Management, Rommel Salazar ; who together with tourism authorities and directors of the National Transit Agency (ANT) explained this Tuesday, October 27, from the ECU 911 facilities in Quito, the actions that will be undertaken.
Zapata reported that 80,330 agglomerations were reported in the health emergency , most of them in Guayaquil, Quito and Cuenca. In a breakdown, he pointed out that in Quito there were 16,345 agglomerations (21%.), Guayaquil , 10,818 (13%); Cuenca , 5,013 (6%); Ambato , 3,336 (4%); and Santo Domingo , 2,818 (4%), among others.
For his part, the director of the National Transit Agency (ANT), Juan Pazos , indicated that 56 land terminals are activated for this holiday, even from this moment on, interprovincial tickets began to be sold.
The Director of Operations of the National Police , Fausto Salinas, announced that there will be control operations in shopping centers, bike paths, main roads, spas, terminals, parks and other areas with a high influx of people, for which there will be a contingent of 47,000 policemen.
Patricia Palacios, undersecretary of Tourism , said that for this holiday more than 450,000 people will be mobilized. “For the tourism industry, this holiday means recovering in part from the millionaire losses we have suffered during the pandemic.”
He stressed that although actions have been taken to encourage the tourism sector, the country is still far from reaching its historical numbers. He indicated that it is important that biosecurity measures are implemented during the visits to avoid contagion of covid-19 .
For his part, Rommel Salazar , director of the National COE , reported that the territorial situations have been analyzed, with which a report was presented to the plenary of the National COE to urge municipal governments not to open cemeteries between the 30 of October and November 3.
The national operation will be activated this Friday, October 30, so that the public transport that is mobilized will be controlled in order to comply with biosecurity measures. (I)