The governor of Havana, Reinaldo García Zapata, announced this Wednesday on the television program Mesa Redonda the relaxation of restrictive measures against COVID-19 in Havana starting today October 1st.
After a Provincial Defense Council (CDP) assessment on the decrease in events and active outbreaks in the capital, and of critical, serious cases and deaths in September, it was decided to abolish a group of measures previously adopted, to maintain others and propose steps to increase the level of production and services.
Among them, the following stand out:
- Promote return to work under the premise of reactivating production and services.
- Continue using the option of teleworking and distance work.
- Eliminate the prohibition on the mobility of people and vehicles from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Both people and cars will now be able to circulate within the city round the clock.
- Maintain the prohibition of interprovincial transportation to and from Havana. The departure to other provinces, in an organized manner, of people who were stranded in Havana will be guaranteed. The PCR test will be made before the trip.
- Entry and exit to the city will not be allowed. Only with authorization.
- Street vendors will be able to move from one municipality to another, complying with all hygienic-sanitary measures.
- People can make purchases in any municipality in the capital.
- Chain stores will be able to sell their range of products.
- Chain stores, agricultural-industrial markets, Ideal markets and others return to their normal hours.
- Commerce will return to its normal hours.
- The sales network in the neighborhoods will be maintained.
- The prohibition of purchases in stores only in the municipality of residence is eliminated.
- November 2: scheduled date to continue the school year in Havana.
- The imposition of fines will be maintained on those who fail to comply with the established hygienic-sanitary measures.