The President of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, announced Tuesday that he has extended the state of emergency that governs the country by another 30 days to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
“With the support of the Security Council, we extended the state of emergency by another 30 days,” said Moreno via his account on the social network Twitter, where he said that the expansion will take effect on May 16.
“I reaffirm my call to all public and private institutions to unite in the fight against this emergency. Only working together will enable us to move forward and lift the country. We all do this on the basis of life, employment and productivity. ” The president added.
Ecuador has been in a state of emergency since March 16. Among other things, it provides for nationwide cancellation of air and land transport and a curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.