First entry: Thursday, April 30, 2020, 04:12
Bolivian authorities will begin easing restrictions on preventing the spread of the corona pandemic from May 11, but land borders will remain closed and flights will be suspended until the end of next month, she said. On Wednesday (29/4) the transitional president Janine Anies.
“We will continue the restriction on the current terms until May 10. “From May 11, we will move to a new form of restriction called dynamic restraint,” Anies said in a televised address, explaining that it would be less “rigid.”
The transitional government imposed strict restrictions on March 17, closed borders, suspended most land and air transport, and ordered the closure of most private and public businesses and services to prevent dispersal in the workplace.
According to Anies, the lifting of the measures will be done gradually, by city and region, based on the assessment of the development of the pandemic by the Ministry of Health, and it is not excluded that they will be re-imposed locally.
According to the latest official figures, 55 deaths from COVID-19 have been recorded in Bolivia out of a total of 1,053 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
From May 11, local authorities will be responsible for regulating the supply and operation of means of transport. But by the end of May, land borders will remain closed and flight delays will continue, except in cases of repatriated Bolivians.
The suspension of educational institutions, the ban on public gatherings, sports events and religious ceremonies are also being extended.
The coronation pandemic has forced Bolivia's transitional authorities to postpone the May 3 presidential and parliamentary elections to elect Evo Morales' successor to the presidency and end the country's political crisis since October. Voting is now expected to take place sometime between June and September.