Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced declared a state of emergency on Thursday and activated the National Guard against the threat of the coronavirus, while thundering against the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for failing to deliver the results of the first tests of the disease that were made on the island.

Likewise, the president ordered the cancellation of all massive events on the island to prevent community transmission of the virus.

“The National Guard is activated to prepare at all airports a screening performed by the National Guard medical unit. We are going to make sure of the temperature taking and those who have any symptoms will have them separately under the jurisdiction of the Guard National, “explained the governor.

As for events that bring together large numbers of people such as concerts, festivals and parties, the governor said they will have to be canceled or postponed.