Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Health has resigned and the U.S. territory is canceling schools and suspending cruise-ship traffic after three people tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday.
In a conference late Friday, Gov. Wanda Vázquez said she’d accepted the resignation of Health Secretary Rafael Rodríguez.
“I know that there has been a great deal of dissatisfaction in regard to the latest incidents over the last few days, and I’ve felt that dissatisfaction myself,” she said, according to El Nuevo Dia.
Vázquez also canceled school through the end of March and said she was suspending the arrival of cruise ships — seen as one of the vectors of the coronavirus. That decree also covers the ferry service from the Dominican Republic, where there are 11 cases of COVID-19.