Puerto Rico to reopen bars and clubs after drop in coronavirus cases

Puerto Rico announced Thursday that bars and nightclubs will be able to reopen their doors for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, after it recorded a significant decrease in cases and deaths from COVID-19.

Those and other places, including party buses, will only be able to operate at 50% capacity, said the island’s governor, Pedro Pierluisi.

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He pointed out that those people who are vaccinated will no longer have to wear masks in open spaces, although they are still mandatory to enter any type of business.

“We are close to reaching normality”Pierluisi commented. “You cannot yet claim victory,” he said.

The new measures will be in effect from June 7 to July 4. They were announced weeks after authorities lifted a curfew that had been in effect for more than a year.

The island, which has 3.3 million inhabitants, has reported more than 138,000 confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus and more than 2,500 deaths from the disease. About half of the population of Puerto Rico She is fully vaccinated, and Pierluisi analysis that herd immunity will be achieved within a couple of months.

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