Last Friday, China suspended imports of frozen shrimp from three Ecuadorian companies that operate in the Asian country, after finding remains of coronavirus in several packaging samples. This was reported by China’s General Administration of Customs. In its...
The Cuenca Dispatch is a subscription only website. If you enjoy this article, consider subscribing to gain access to weekly reports on Ecuador's economics, politics, crime and more.My mother says she has “lockdown lunacy.” I can understand. It’s been more than four...
COE Cantonal Asks Young People To Limit Group Social Activities And Resolves To Keep The Traffic Light Yellow
The Cantonal Emergency Operations Committee (COE) in the session held today Friday, July 10, 2020, resolved to maintain the guidelines established by the National COE for the yellow traffic light, for the week of Monday, July 13 to Sunday 19 of July. The decision was made based on the indicators registered this week, in relation […]
The coronavirus pandemic has shifted in the country and is now heavily striking the provinces of Tungurahua, Santo Domingo, and Pichincha. Deaths have increased steadily in all three since the health emergency began, and they are now the provinces with the highest mortality rate in the country. Civil Registry statistics show that 120 people died in […]
Ecuador’s COVID-19 numbers are slightly better this week, though the government’s effort continues to falter.
Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: UPDATED FOR MONDAY, July 13, 2020 This week’s COVID-19 test results can be looked at slightly positively, as most of the critical measurements have improved. Overall, there was a decrease in the number of provinces who saw their rate of new positive testsincrease (only 7 […]
No more free rides. After July 24, 2020, riders of Cuenca’s Tramvia will have to start paying to take this light-rail option across town. Right now, the price for a single ride ticket is going to be $1.00—with reduced pricing for minors and older adults and people with disabilities paying $0.50. Riders can also pay […]
As part of the “Take care of me, I only have you” campaign, the Municipality of Cuenca began the sterilization of cats and dogs in the different parishes of the city. David Vásquez, director of the Environmental Management Commission (CGA), explained that the campaign began on July 9, 2020, in the Zhiquir sector, Llacao parish, where […]
The Cuenca Dispatch is a subscription only website. If you enjoy this article, consider subscribing to gain access to weekly reports on Ecuador's economics, politics, crime and more.Good news for those of you looking to get out of town for a while. The Provincial...
Under the new “mobile band model,” the cost of Extra and Ecopaís gasoline will remain the same, at $1.75 a gallon until August 10, 2020. The price of diesel fuel has increased from $1.00 to $1.039. All of these prices are in effect from July 11, 2020 to August 10, 2020. The suggested price for Super, which is […]