Ecuador announces curfew, curbs as Covid-19 again overwhelms hospitals

In 16 of the country’s 24 provinces, only workers in the healthcare, food and other sectors deemed essential will be allowed to circulate over weekends and during evenings from Monday through Thursday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ecuador on Wednesday, April 21, implemented a nighttime curfew and other mobility restrictions as a spike in coronavirus cases again overwhelms hospitals in the Andean country, which in 2020 experienced one of the region’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks.

In 16 of the country’s 24 provinces, only workers in the healthcare, food and other sectors deemed essential will be allowed to circulate over weekends and during evenings from Monday through Thursday, according to the decree signed by President Lenin Moreno.

The measures will take effect on Friday and last for 28 days.

The new restrictions . . .

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