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Cuenca stays YELLOW for another week

Published on June 22, 2020

Cuenca is now in its fourth week of YELLOW epidemiologic “traffic light” restrictions, after a measure to continue at this designation was approved by the Cantonal Emergency Operations Committee (COE), on Friday afternoon.

Mayor Pedro Palacios, said that after reviewing the citizen compliance with the restrictions and the indicators of health, mobility, security, risk management and productivity, “it was determined that there are conditions to maintain the color [YELLOW] in the traffic light for the week from Monday June 22 to Sunday June 28.”

Palacios called on the citizens to act responsibly, given that the traffic light system only affects the permitted activities, and doesn’t mean that the virus has disappeared.

“We request that Cuenca families act responsibly in accordance with this reality and not neglect the actions of permanent care and compliance with biosecurity measures and application of protocols, both in work and personal activitiesadopting them out of conviction but not by obligation,” Palacios emphasized.

During Friday’s meeting, the Municipal Corporation also announced that it has carried out 5,664 rapid tests, of which 147 were positive and 5,431 negative. In addition, the Cantonal COE recognized the actions carried out by the security and control entities, for permanently attending to the effects of the emergency.

According to the report issued yesterday by the Ministry of Health, there 1,375 cases of COVID-19 registered in Azuay, of which 1,201 are located in the Cuenca. There have also been 47 COVID-19 related deaths in the province.

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