Uruguayan public administration offices have reopened this Tuesday after weeks of interruption due to the corona virus as part of the de-escalation measures ordered by the government of Luis Lacalle Pou, although “staying in home is still valid.”
The public administration is participating in the return to classrooms in rural schools and the resumption of some commercial activities left to the owners, as well as the return of 400 workers as an experiment to see how the construction sector, according to local media Subrayado.
The Uruguayan president defended that “when precautions are taken, when social distancing is used and the mask is worn, leaving is not advisable.” “When time goes by, people suffer the consequences of isolation,” he said on Monday’s performance.
He announced that there would be “more openings” in the coming weeks. “We expect freedom to be used well there,” he added. Until then, he reminded that “the stay at home is still valid”.
Uruguay, with 657 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 17 deaths, has not declared a mandatory prison sentence, but has recommended restricting exits to the street, exposing classes, massive events and non-essential activities, as well as closed borders.