Saturday, 31 October 2020

El Salvador to postpone second phase of economic reopening

(REUTERS) Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said on Sunday that he would postpone the second phase of the country’s economic reopening, slated to begin Tuesday, after evaluating inputs from experts and the Salvadoran health ministry.

Just on Saturday, the president had reiterated his intention to move forward with the next stage of restarting the economy.

- Advertisement -

“After listening to the opinions of experts and above all, the Ministry of Health … I have decided to suspend Phase 2 of the economic reopening,” Bukele wrote in a post on Twitter.

Bukele and El Salvador’s congress have clashed over how to manage the pandemic. Lawmakers have so far refused to approve a request from Bukele’s government for new emergency measures to restrict the movement of people.

El Salvador, as today, Monday, July 27, has registered a total of 15,035 coronavirus cases and 408 deaths.

- Advertisement -
Q Costa Rica
Reports by QCR staff

Related Articles

Avianca reopens travel to Central and South America

QCOSTARICA - Avianca, the Colombian airline, announced that it will resume...

Government of El Salvador wants to reform the Constitution and adapt it to ‘new realities’

(Q24N) San Salvador. The government of El Salvador asked this Thursday...

MOST READ

Now your dog can accompany you to the bank

QCOSTARICA - BAC Credomatic adopted the “pet friendly” policy in Costa Rica, allowing customers to enter any of the bank's branches with their pet. "At...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,017 new case for Oct 29; hospitalizations continue dropping

QCOSTARICA - On Thursday, October 29, there 1,017 new cases of COVID-19 reported, of which 269 are by epidemiological link and 748 by testing,...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,231 new cases for Oct 28, hospitalizations keeps dropping

QCOSTARICA - After a few days of new cases daily under 1000, on Wednesday, October 28, the Ministry of Health reported 1,321 new cases. Costa...

Distrust of sectors complicate signing an agreement with the IMF this year

QCOSTARICA - Reaching a structural adjustment agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this year seems like an impossible mission for President Carlos Alvarado,...

Epidemiologists assure that we’ve reached the peak, but descent will be very slow

QCOSTARICA - At the end of June, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) revealed the projections of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation...

Three European airlines resume flights to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Three European airlines announced Friday they are ready to resume flights to Costa Rica, the first will be Air France, arriving at...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.