From this Monday, April 12 until next Sunday, April 18, the week of conscious and voluntary flexibilization will take place, within the 7 + 7 scheme developed by the national government to guarantee the social and economic activity of the country, while continuing to fight covid-19 and its variants P.1 and P.2 from Brazil.
In the interior of the country, activities continue under control and surveillance to avoid a greater number of infections in the communities.
Zodi Bolívar establishes rigid measures in the flexible week
The commander of the Integral Defense Operational Zone (Zodi) Bolívar, GD Humberto Núñez, reported that a circulation schedule was established for people from 5:00 am to 4:00 pm, according to the statement issued by Zodi Bolivar.
In this sense, all police agencies and military units will monitor citizen security and public order operations. Likewise, strict Control and containment Points will be established in the main avenues, urbanizations and residential sectors of cities, towns, markets, shopping centers and in those places of concentration of people, with the exceptions of the prioritized sectors, according to the referenced information from Zodi Bolívar.
Justo Noguera Pietri, governor of Bolívar state, highlighted that the 11 municipalities in the region adhere to the guidelines established by the national government, with permanent supervision in the entity's sentinel centers: “the necessary drugs to attack the virus and oxygen flow in moderate and severe patient care areas ”.
Finally, the commander of Zodi Bolívar together with the governor called on the population to comply with protection and biosafety measures in order to keep contagion levels low in the state.
They establish new measures before the rebound of active cases of covid-19 in Coro
Extend the protection measures against the increase in active cases in Coro and increase the deployments of the security forces in the Miranda municipality, in addition to resuming more severe sanctioning provisions - such as the collection of fines of between 10 and 100 UT, arrests and withholdings for 24 hours - for those who fail to comply with the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, was the order given by the governor in the state of Falcón, Víctor Clark.
This was established by the regional president on the radio station this Monday, April 12, in which he pointed out that despite being a week of flexibility, the restriction on schedules in Coro is maintained.
The instructions determine that the general store will remain open until 3:00 pm, the drug stores until 6:00 pm and after that time the ticket offices in the pharmacies on duty.
It was also established that large chains and shopping centers may open until 6:00 pm, restaurants will only sell takeout until 6:00 pm without allowing diners at tables. The delivery system can only operate until 9:00 pm.
Likewise, night queues at service stations are prohibited and the mandatory use of masks and social distancing were ratified.
Anzoátegui terminals report little influx of passengers
With little influx of passengers, the passenger terminals of Puerto La Cruz, El Tigre and Piritu resumed their activities this Monday, April 12, after three weeks of closure due to the radical quarantine.
The director of the Puerto La Cruz terminal, Eliacci García, reported that the movement of people has been weak on this first day of work within the framework of the week of labor and commercial flexibility.
He explained that the transport lines that operate in the place offer transfers to Barquisimeto, Valencia, Maracay, Maracaibo, Caracas, San Juan de los Morros, Cumaná, Carúpano, Anaco and El Tigre.
García asserted that some 35 collective units and 40 carts per position are active to guarantee mobilization.
While the Cleto Quijada terminal in El Tigre, south of the entity, the administrator Rafael Fernández indicated that 20 installed companies offer trips to Caracas, Maracay, Valencia, Barquisimeto, Valle de la Pascua and Puerto La Cruz. Fernández also reported little influx of travelers.
While in the terminal of Piritu, west zone, the offer for the traveler is reduced to four national destinations: Caracas, Maracay, Valencia and Barquisimeto, according to Mayor William Petit. In none of the three do they offer transfers to the states of Táchira and Bolívar by order of the Ministry of Transportation.
García and Fernández explained that officials from the INTT citizen security agencies are deployed in both venues to ensure biosafety measures are respected and more passengers than allowed are not loaded, to maintain physical distancing.
La Guaira beaches remain closed
Beaches, spas and recreational clubs in La Guaira will remain closed during this week of relaxation, due to the increase in cases and deaths from covid-19 in the entity.
The sale of takeout food will only be allowed in the kiosks that are outside the sand area and near the main avenue, authorities indicated.
On the other hand, around 53 commercial activities were included in working days of 6 to 8 hours, according to the activity or sector, in accordance with the indications of the La Guaira Health General Staff and authorities of the region.
The goods and services sector, such as furniture stores, hardware or the sale of spare parts will operate from 9 am to 4 pm, as well as jewelry, parcels and insurance.
Government offices, such as Terrestrial Transit, Saime, Cantv, Seniat, Corpoelec, Construction Sector, Sencamer, Sapi and Sundee, among other public entities, from 8 am to 1 pm.
Hairdressers, textile and footwear industries and liquor stores, from 10 am to 4 pm; shopping centers from 7 am to 4 pm and public transport until 6 pm. Sporting events and gyms until 11 am. Bakeries, supermarkets, butchers and the food sector from 7am to 7pm.
In Zulia, they intensify the supervision of biosafety measures
The governor of the state of Zulia, Omar Prieto Fernández, announced that in the week of relaxation established by President Nicolás Maduro, biosafety measures will be strictly complied with to guarantee the health of the people.
He explained that most symptomatic patients are cared for in the state hospital network where all medications and timely treatment are guaranteed to overcome the virus.
He added that with the support of the municipal and parochial mayors, a supervision deployment will be maintained to enforce the biosafety regulations established by the state in commercial premises authorized to carry out their activities.
Los Teques Terminal is reactivated applying biosafety measures
During this week of relaxation, decreed by the National Executive, the public transport system activates interurban routes through the Los Lagos terminal, located in Los Teques, Miranda state.
This was reported by the Director of Transportation and Roads of the Mayor's Office of Guaicaipuro, Carlos Solano, who indicated that the destinations that will depart from Los Lagos, include short and long routes, including the Mirandino municipalities of Carrizal and Los Salias.
“As of today (Monday) and for this week, because it is flexible, we comply with the instructions of the governing body of the Ministry of Land Transportation by opening the terminal to activate routes with intercity destinations, that is, for the various states of the west and east of the country with the exception of Táchira or Bolívar ”, he explained.
Guanare and Acarigua (Portuguesa), Sabaneta (Barinas), Valera (Trujillo), Barquisimeto (Lara), Valencia (Carabobo), San Felipe (Yaracuy), San Juan de los Morros (Guárico), Puerto La Cruz (Anzoátegui), El Vigía (Mérida), Maracay, Cagua, La Victoria, La Villa, Encrucijada, Las Tejerías (Aragua), are some of the routes arranged for the population.
He reiterated that the only condition is compliance with biosecurity measures for the prevention of coronavirus and not taking people standing inside the transport units.
Low influx of passengers in Barinas terminal
With the beginning of the week of relaxation, this Monday, there was little influx of passengers at the Terminal Nuestra Señora del Pilar in the city of Barinas.
Shirley Hernández, manager of the terminal, reported that in compliance with the instructions of the national government, operations began in the place, complying with biosafety measures to prevent the spread of covid-19.
Hernández mentioned that the terminal operations began with total normality with suburban and interurban routes and highlighted that the exits to San Cristóbal, Caracas and Bolívar remain restricted.
“This Monday little influx of passengers was noticed, after three weeks of radical quarantine. Controls and sanitary measures are being intensified at the terminal facilities and the routes, ”he said.
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With information from the correspondents: Ivannia Moreno / Lisbeth Barboza / Vivian Ariza / Luis Ortega / Mayerlin González / Iralva Moreno / Naiyelis Garcés