Health regulates visiting hours to public cemeteries in the capital for Christmas and New Years

The Ministry of Health reported this Tuesday, December 21, that in order for Guatemalans to visit their relatives during the end of the year holidays, it has regulated the entry hours in national cemeteries.

The entry hours will be regulated in the General Cemetery, La Verbena, Las Tapias and Villa de Guadalupe, in the capital.

According to Health, for December 24 and 31 the General Cemetery will have hours from 7 to 15 hours, while on December 25 and January 1 the hours will be from 12 to 15 hours.

While the La Verbena, Las Tapias and Villa de Guatemala cemeteries, on December 24, 25 and 31 will have a schedule from 7 to 15 hours.

Salud clarifies that this provision exempts the covid-19 area of ​​the La Verbena Cemetery, which will be totally restricted.

To minimize the risk of contagion by covid-19, biosafety measures such as temperature taking, the mandatory and correct use of a mask, and the application of alcohol gel will be continued.

The Ministry of Health recommends that minors, older adults and pregnant women do not enter the facilities.

Guatemala applies 39,000 doses of vaccines against covid-19 a day on average, as disclosed on Monday, December 20, by an independent study by the NGO Data Laboratory, which investigates information on the coronavirus pandemic in the Central American country, EFE reported .

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Since February 25, the country has received 15.8 million doses of vaccines against covid-19 and, according to the NGO, there are 11.1 million vaccines “pending delivery”, if those previously acquired with the Covax mechanism are taken into account. the World Health Organization and Sputnik V, purchased through an intermediary (Human Vaccine) from the Russian Fund for Direct Investment.

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