12 March 2020 – Health emergency declared for 60 days, schools closed, mandatory home isolation for recent arrivals from high-risk countries

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Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; racing and quarantining contacts; Social and physical distancing measures; Gatherings, businesses, and services; Adapting or closing schools; Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: Once Ecuador declared a health emergency , the measures related to those who travel from countries with significant numbers of COVID-19 coronavirus infections apply from midnight on Thursday, March 12.

The Government Minister, María Paula Romo, explained the details of this and other resolutions.

Passengers who have spent the last 14 days in China, South Korea, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, and Iran must undergo mandatory 14-day home isolation in the city of entry; if they do not have a house, they must pay their own hotel.
Isolation is not by nationality, but by people (nationals or foreigners) who have been in the aforementioned countries.
Restriction of massive public events starting at midnight throughout the country.
Classes of all levels are suspended throughout Ecuador while the evolution of coronaviruses in the country is analyzed. The branch ministry will promote digital platforms for teleeducation.
They are asked to refrain from organizing or attending massive events that do not require permission from the authorities.
Events for Easter cannot be prohibited, but the Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference is asked to analyze which massive events can be suspended: masses and processions. The Government offers the public means to broadcast these events.
Visits by government brigades are suspended, except for medical brigades.
Platform 171 is maintained as a means of contact as the first alert for suspicious cases so as not to congest the health centers.
The country’s hospitals that will attend to cases of coronavirus infection are increased from 15 to 22.
Soccer: LigaPro matches will be played without an audience.
Each ministry will regulate what corresponds to it.
Those who do not comply with the measures will face legal sanctions, reported the government minister.
Full details here: https://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/2020/03/12/nota/7778376/coronavirus-ecuador-viaje-restriccion-vuelos-pasajeros-aeropuertos

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