Ecuador decrees state of exception in eight provinces due to COVID-19

The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, declared a state of emergency (estado de excepción) due to public calamity due to the increase of COVID-19 infections in eight provinces of the country, in order to avoid overloading the health system.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, declared a state of exception due to public calamity due to the increase of COVID-19 infections in eight provinces of the country, in order to avoid overloading the health system.

In executive decree number 1,282, the president declared a state of exception in Azuay, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Loja, Manabí, Pichincha and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, which includes a curfew from April 2 to 9, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. local time.

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