Ecuadorians will have to stay at home for 10 hours (from 7:00 to 17:00) on Sunday November 28th, due to the 2010 Census. People will await the arrival of a high school student who will perform a 71-question survey (which takes approximately 25 to 30 minutes, but it can vary depending on the number of the household members). The National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC) requires updated information on the number of inhabitants and their quality of life in the country.
No person may leave home or travel on vehicles unless they carry a pass given by the INEC (document stating that someone is authorized to be away from home). Besides, alcohol prohibition applies from Saturday 27th at 00:00 to 12:00 on Monday.
416,000 people will participate as enumerators—361,000 are senior high school students, as well as University of Guayaquil, Catholic University and ESPOL students; the rest of enumerators are workers from INEC—, thus, they will be guarded by 80,000 troops of the Military Forces and National Police—in Guayas Traffic Commission members were also included—. They will be wearing a red identification card sealed by INEC.
Interprovincial transportation will be suspended at 04:30 a.m., while local transportation will stop its services at 06:30 on Sunday. At Quito, Guayaquil and Galapagos airports, international arrivals will be permitted. Passengers may be transported only from the airport to hotel and must be driven by a person holding a salvoconducto (people who are authorized to circulate on the streets).
INEC has enabled a call center (1800 080808) for further information.
Source: Diario El Universo