Puerto Rico will require the COVID-19 booster shot for public college college students above the age of 12 and people within the tourism and leisure industries because the island faces a spike in COVID-19 circumstances.
Gov. Pedro PierluisiPedro Rafael PierluisiPuerto Rico restricting business hours amid case surge Puerto Rico governor signs bill to halve territory’s debt Puerto Rico lifting pandemic curfew, alcohol sales ban MORE (D) introduced the necessities, which is able to start on Feb. 15, on Thursday, The Related Press reported.
Solely 40 % of Puerto Ricans have acquired the booster, although greater than 70 % of individuals within the U.S. territory are totally vaccinated, per the AP.
“We can’t let our guard down,” Pierluisi stated.
The governor additionally introduced different COVID-19 restrictions.
All private and non-private venues will solely be allowed to be at 75 % capability and most companies will likely be required to be closed between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. for an additional two weeks, in line with the AP.
Companies additionally received’t be allowed to promote alcohol throughout these hours if they’re open.
Pierluisi beforehand introduced that the reopening of public faculties within the territory can be delayed for extra two weeks and that booster pictures can be required for these within the well being and schooling industries, per the AP.
Instances spiked in Puerto Rico at first of January after a superspreader live performance induced 2,000 individuals within the territory to get COVID-19.