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Scenes of American tourists violating Covid measures and mandates while visiting Puerto Rico have stirred indignation among residents worried that their efforts to control the pandemic may be marred as more visitors arrive on spring break trips. We're still living in the middle of a pandemic, and people can't come here and act as if the virus doesn't exist.
They have a sense of entitlement and apathy I don't understand. Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Puerto Ricans in the U. Puerto Rico was one of the first U. One of the most viral videos showed a tourist riding a scooter in the middle of a busy highway in San Juan, the capital city. Victor Ramos, president of Puerto Rico's physicians association and part of groups of science experts advising Gov. Pedro Pierluisi.
But Puerto Rico has not seen an uptick in cases since December, reporting its lowest positivity rate in February 5. Nearly residents in Old San Juan met Thursday and urged officials to take action to control the behavior of tourists and visitors who refuse to comply with Covid protocols.
During the meeting, residents said they witnessed instances in which the police "did not say anything" to misbehaving tourists or saw tourists continue to ignore Covid protocols after police confronted them.
He encouraged residents recording the incidents to contact the police immediately to ensure officers can respond to the scene. Puerto Rican police vowed to increase their presence in tourist areas such as Condado, Old San Juan, Santurce and Isla Verde to ensure tourists follow the curfew.
Download the NBC News app for full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. While police increase their presence, local business owners in Santurce said in a statement they are worried that the issues around tourist behavior and the ensuing crackdown will impact their businesses.
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company announced this week that it launched an English-language educational campaign to alert tourists of the island's Covid restrictions and the consequences of not following the rules. En la CTPuertoRico estamos comprometidos con continuar apoyando los esfuerzos que llevan acabo las agencias de ley y orden, el aeropuerto y el sector privado de velar por el cumplimiento de medidas de seguridad y protocolos del COVID IE 11 is not supported.
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