This Sunday, May 31, the Venezuelan Minister for Communications Jorge Rodríguez, announced the restrictions that remain in the new stage of the quarantine’s loosening starting this Monday, June 1.
During a press conference from Miraflores Palace, he explained that commuting between states remains prohibited. Only those people who possess a pass can travel between states. This is to avoid moving an infectious hotspot to another area and so keeping a better control of cases.
Likewise, he announced that public servants will be kept in quarantine, with the exception of those who keep prioritized agencies operational.
The services below will also be kept in quarrantine:
- Schools and universities: All students and students must continue taking classes and assignments online. “Thinking of protecting our children and youth,” he explained.
- Parks, gyms, shopping centers and cinemas must continue to be closed to the public.
- Stadiums and courts: these places must remain closed and sports competitions are also suspended. However, Rodríguez specified that individual sports activities such as jogging or walking will be allowed, so suspended sports activities are those carried out as a team, such as soccer, baseball, etc.
- Restaurants, bars, cafes and soda fountains will remain closed. They should only operate in the form of takeaway and delivery.
In addition, Rodríguez indicated that the total quarantine is maintained in the border municipalities of the border states: Zulia, Táchira, Apure, Amazonas, Bolívar and Delta Amacuro. In Nueva Esparta state, it will remain until the outbreak created by the “irresponsibility and greed of some” is under control, referring to the baseball academy that became a hotspot for the virus in the island.
Translated by JRE/EF