Around 50% of citizens would be infected with COVID-19, says the mayor of Guayaquil

Every 15 days, the cantonal COE will analyze whether or not the city is kept in the stage of social distancing.

After two months of being in social isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, Guayaquil decided to switch to social distancing since this Wednesday, May 20.

A day later, the mayor, Cynthia Viteri, said that between 40 and 50% of Guayaquil residents would be infected with COVID-19, according to the specialized table of the cantonal COE.

“33% of the population was already infected. According to the doctors, it was necessary to add 15% and 20% of people who are in the first six days of infection, and who do not have rapid test results, «Viteri recalled this morning, during a television interview

The cantonal COE set different entry times for the public and private sectors to avoid accumulation of people in urban transport.

He said that the Metrovía system and the other transportation services maintain disinfection processes 3 times a day, permanently.

Regarding the La Bahía sector, Viteri acknowledged that it is a conflictive site for various reasons, but controls are being applied. She believes that the measures that large shopping malls have should be taken.

Source: Ecuavisa

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