Giammattei closes the Country for 3 Days – New Regulations from the 15th of May

Regulations from the Guatemalan government for the entire country – Summary of today’s communication, May 14, 2020 at 7 p.m.

  1. Movement is restricted throughout the country from today through Monday, May 18th at 5 a.m. including heavy transport, utilizing combustible or derived fuels, excluding those with destinations to ports.  This measure will be instituted the following weekend beginning May 22nd (although it could be modified)
  1.   Excluded are vehicles transporting foodstuffs, water and medicine, or distributing propane gas, and those servicing utilities emergencies, internet and telephone.
  1. Going out to make purchases between 8 and 11 a.m. is allowed locally (on foot, not through use of two or four-wheeled vehicles)
  1. As of Monday, May 18th, the schedule for traffic circulation will be 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. only  when absolutely necessary and while wearing facemasks.
  1. As of Monday, May 18th, neighborhood markets and municipal markets will open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 6 a.m. to 1p.m.  On those same days supermarkets and convenience stores will open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  1. Pharmacies will remain open 24 hours/day for home deliveries, as will home delivery services of food.
  1. Roosevelt Hospital is temporarily closed down in case of suspected cases of CoVid19.
  1. If you are experiencing symptoms such as difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, headache and sore throat, diarrhea, fever or a dry cough get in touch with 123, 122 (Firefighters) or 1517 o 1540 to secure an exam or test, respectively, if the particular criteria of one or the other are met.