As Covid-19 cases rise, Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced reinstates restrictions on social activities.
In an effort to contain the Covid-19 virus, the Governor of Puerto Rico announced a slower opening of public places as previously. Recent holidays and group gatherings have contributed to the increase in Covid cases. Preemptive measures of discouraging crowd gatherings will insure the virus remains in check.
SAN JUAN – With medical experts warning of a “rampant” increase in confirmed Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations, Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced announced Thursday the reinstating of a series of restrictions and prohibitions that mostly cover locations where socialization and recreational activities take place, including the implementation of an evening dry law, which take effect on Friday. (…view the full article from Caribbean Business)
From the supply chain side, the starting and stopping of the economy presents new challenges for all of us. Personally in the past 8 years in the trade, we have never faced so many crises as in Puerto Rico.
Crisis management is a requisite for anyone in the trade.
Keeping vessels on schedule while ensuring the safety of the crew is our first priority. To date, we are very fortunate to be virus free. Not allowing the crew off the National Glory in both ports of San Juan (by PR government decree) and Houston, reduces the risk. Strict protocols are in place.
The balance of the year is uncertain for the trade. Everyone is anxious to get back to work. However, staying safe and doing our part to eradicate Covid-19 is our first priority.