• Gabriela León

Do you know the difference between the quarantine and the sanitary emergency in Ecuador?


The quarantine is an expression that encompasses social isolation measures taken by various governments around the world. In Ecuador implies the prohibition to transit freely and to meet, and the national curfew from 2pm to 5am. The sanitary emergency refers to the Executive Decree that the President ordered from March 17 to handle the crisis in various areas, from the areas of labour, health, education, public force, and agriculture. Thus, the quarantine is specific measures of social isolation while the sanitary emergency encompasses a general field of action of the government to attend the Covid-19 crisis. Therefore, the quarantine measures may end while the sanitary emergency may last longer.


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