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The Ecuador Emergency Committee asked President Moreno to extend the state of emergency

August 14, 2020

The Emergency Response Committee (COE) of Ecuador has recommended the country’s president, Lenín Moreno, to extend the country’s state of emergency, which ends this Friday, as it is the only way to contain the country’s advance in the coronavirus pandemic.

This was expressed by the director of the ECU 911 Integrated Service, Juan Zapata, who announced through a video posted on social networks that the COE had informed Moreno that it was “on the basis of its constitutional powers” to initiate a new state of emergency, whose validity would be 30 days longer.

The COE announced days earlier that it would meet to decide whether to change the restriction measures of up to 18 provinces in the country after denouncing that its citizens were not following the recommendations or the protocols that were imposed.

The Ecuador Emergency Committee asked President Moreno to extend the state of emergencyThe Ecuador Emergency Committee asked President Moreno to extend the state of emergency

The COE has denounced a significant increase in the number of cases and deaths as well as the saturation of hospitals in Pichincha, Tungurahua or Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas.

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