Changes in the toque de queda

Lots of changes including a strange "signal system" to let you know the level of alert for your community. PrensaLibre explains it all in Spanish. I recommend reading it as the "signal system" is pretty complicated.

The travel ban changes are probably the most important to most of you. The odd/even plate number restrictions continue for 15 more days in the departments of Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Escuintla, Suchitepéquez, Quetzaltenango, Izabal, El Progreso, Zacapa and Santa Rosa. The interdepartmental ban is lifted but the official recommendation is "only travel in extreme need". (I am thinking that might actually mean my daughter and grandson will be able to get back home.)

This confuses me. Here is a translation of a new "condition".

Starting today, the movement of people on public roads will be forbidden from Monday to Friday, from 6 pm to 5 am; On Saturdays 18 and 25, the ban on mobilization will be from 14 to 24 hours, and on Sundays 19 and 26, the stay at home will be 24 hours.

What confuses me is this only sounds like a change on Saturday -- the restriction on Saturdays is moved back from 6PM to 2PM.

OK, there it is. Hope for a "green signal" in your community.


    • felipe

      Reading the "condition" I see a loophole. It sounds like on Saturday and Monday morning (that is starting at 0000) you could be on the road.