Puerto Rico is instating a curfew and requiring non-essential businesses to close their doors, as the U.S. territory tries to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Under the new decree, the island will be under a curfew from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. that runs through March 30. The only exceptions are those who are working or in cases of emergency.
The order to close down businesses applies to commercial centers, movie theaters, concert halls, gyms, playrooms, casinos and businesses that sell alcohol and other places where people could amass.
“If we don’t act now with determinations and force, the consequences tomorrow will be even worse,” Gov. Wanda Vázquez said on Sunday during a national address.