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How Puerto Rico Is Working to Contain Coronavirus

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - March 16, 2020

While Puerto Rico has only five confirmed cases of coronavirus so far, the island has announced a series of strong measures to contain the virus in the territory, according to Discover Puerto Rico.

“Puerto Rico has put an Island-wide issues management plan in place as a preventative measure, and is exercising an abundance of caution with strict new policies to avoid mass spread of COVID-19 throughout the Island,” the organization said in a statement. 

In what Puerto Rico officials are calling a stronger response than many states on the U.S. mainland, Puerto Rico has imposed an island-wide curfew from 9P to 4AM through March 31, with exceptions for cases of emergency and those who are working. 

All visitors to San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport will receive a “brief” temperature check, with further screening if necessary. 

The island has also suspended all large events until March 31, while all “non-essential businesses,” ranging from casinos to theaters to bars and gyms, closed immediately. 

Taxis and Ubers will only work from 5AM to 9PM, excepting those servicing airports, while supermarkets, pharmacies and gas stations will remain open. 

— CJ

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