thirteen communes advance to Initial Opening and four retreat throughout the country

September 14, 2021 by archyde

thirteen communes advance to Initial Opening and four retreat throughout the country

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Tourists flock to the Reserva de los Flamencos National Park, near San Pedro de Atacama. Photo: Agencia Uno.

This Monday the Ministry of Health released some modifications within the framework of the Step by Step plan among which stand out that advance of fourteen communesthirteen to Initial Opening (4) and one to Preparation (3) – and the backward movement from four to Phase 3.

As detailed by the Undersecretary of Public Health, Paula Daza, starting from Wednesday, September 15 at 5:00 a.m. the commune of Puqueldón (Los Lagos) will happen to Phase 3, while Cartagena (Valparaíso), Pelluhue, Hualañé, Licantén, Pencahue (Maule), Florida, Tirúa, Antuco, San Rosendo (Biobío), Lonquimay, Lumaco, Curacautín (La Araucanía) and Puerto Octay (Los Lagos) will be able to advance to Phase 4.

In relation to the setbacks, the authority announced that three communes in the Northern Zone will have to go back to Preparation in the next few days: Arica (Arica), Well Almonte (Tarapacá) and San Pedro de Atacama (Antofagasta). In addition to Chaiten (Los Lagos) which will also go to the same phase.

Once these modifications are applied – Wednesday, September 15 – Caldera will be the only commune in the entire national territory in Transition (Phase 2), which is equivalent to 0.10% of the total population of the country. Meanwhile he 99.9% of Chileans will be in Phase 3 and 4.

On the other hand, Daza explained that all regions of the country will continue in the hours of 00:00 to 5:00 hours of curfew.

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