Economy: Honduras Imposes Restrictions

In order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in the country, from January 10 to 17, a curfew will be applied between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. the following day, and children will also be prevented from entering stores.

Monday, January 11, 2021

The exception in the circulation in not allowed schedules is subject to institutions described in the current PCM, transport of heavy load and person with safe-conduct authorized by the Secretary of Security, details an official document.

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From the statement of the National Police:

January 10, 2021. The Secretary of State in the Security Office through the National Police of Honduras, in the framework of the National System of Risk Management (SINAGER), according to the responsible reactivation scheme analyzed by the multisectorial table with strict application of biosecurity protocols due to the high incidence of covid-19 infections, communicates to the public opinion:

1. From Sunday 10th to Sunday 17th January 2021, the Curfew will be in force between 09:00 pm and 05:00 am.

2. During the week, national circulation will be allowed from 05:00 am to 09:00 pm, authorizing general attention in stores except for bars, discos and convention centers.

3. The general attention in banks, supermarkets, malls and stores, should not exceed 50% of the capacity in its facilities for care, also must establish a special schedule for elderly, pregnant women and people with disabilities.

4. Children are not allowed to enter authorized stores.

5. The exception in the circulation in not allowed schedules is subject to institutions described in the current PCM, transport of heavy load and person with safe-conduct authorized by the Secretary of Security.

6. The General Director of the Police issued instructions to the Police Commands throughout the Honduran territory to coordinate with local SINAGER, verify and supervise the strict compliance of all control and security measures through operational actions.

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