[SUMMARY OF DAY]
Friday, May 15, 2020
The official Covid19 figures correspond only to the number of people who have accessed a test, it does not include suspicious cases, nor unidentified cases. The figures reported at the national level add the infections confirmed by PCR tests and rapid tests, while the cases of infections by province report only the results of PCR tests. There are several cases of infections and deaths that are not reported in the official figures. We share the official figures available:
📊 National COE data: 89 89,817 tests were carried out to detect COVID-19, of these ➕ 31,467 people tested positive for COVID-19, and ➖ 36,844 were negative.
🏠 13,160 people who remain stable with home isolation, 🏥 380 people hospitalized in a stable situation and 197 people hospitalized with a reserved prognosis.
💪🏼 3,159 people were discharged from the hospital, 3,433 people have recovered and 8,544 have been epidemiologically discharged. 2.5️ 2,594 people died with a diagnosis confirmed by COVID-19, plus 1,613 more people died with a probable diagnosis. In total: 4,207 people died and were registered by the Ministry of Health with a diagnosis and probable COVID-19.
😷 These are the data of people infected by COVID-19 registered by province: Guayas 12,081, Pichincha 2,484, Manabí 1,374, Los Ríos 1,124, El Oro 839, Azuay 657, Santa Elena 627, Sto. Domingo de los Tsáchilas 553, Esmeraldas 394, Tungurahua 323, Chimborazo 287, Loja ** 279, Cañar 269, Cotopaxi 221, Bolívar 206, Imbabura 146, Pastaza 116, Carchi 100, Napo 88, Zamora Chinchipe 85, Sucumbíos 74, Galápagos 73 , Orellana 70, Morona Santiago 60.
👥 With 74 votes in favor, 59 against and 4 abstentions, the National Assembly approved the Humanitarian Support Law. The final text for voting removed the entire chapter on temporary contributions from workers, individuals and companies; and the creation of the Special Account for Humanitarian Support is no longer recorded. However, the articles that allow labor flexibility are kept.
🚦 The president of the Association of Municipalities of Ecuador (AME) and mayor of Paute, Raúl Delgado, in a radio interview said that in several cantons of the country people have gone out to carry out activities, despite the fact that in most cantons the red light, therefore asked to consider making an orderly color change. He also referred to the debt of 400 million dollars that the central government maintains with the municipalities and asked for a dialogue with the president, since during the pandemic President Moreno has not met with the mayors.
💰 The national director of the Judicial Police, Geovanny Ponce, reported that since March 11, «Operation Victoria 306» was carried out in Manabí, in which nine people were arrested, among whom are the Assemblyman’s main adviser Daniel Mendoza, public servants and municipal workers. The same who would be involved in crimes of illicit association, possession and carrying of firearms, bribery, and illicit enrichment. The charge formulation hearing has not yet been held.
The Amazon nationality Waorani issued a statement in which, concerned about cases of contagion in the Miguaguno community, they asked people of this nationality to maintain isolation and take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of covid19. They also reported that the leaders of Nawe, Amwae and Conconawep are working together with the MSP and health districts 2 and 3 to carry out a massive test in the area and to start the epidemiological siege confirming cases of covid19.
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🛢 After the presentation of a protection action and the request for precautionary measures presented, on April 29, 2020, by the Federation of Communes Union of Natives of the Ecuadorian Amazon (FCUNAE), the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon ( CONFENIAE), the bishops of the Vicariates of Orellana and Sucumbíos with the support of the Alliance of Organizations for Human Rights, the multi-competent judicial unit of the canton Francisco de Orellana called the ministers René Ortíz (Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources) to appear , Paulo Proaño (Ministry of the Environment) and Juan Carlos Zevallos (Ministry of Health) and the State Attorney General, Ìñigo Salvador and legal representative of OCP and Petroecuador – EP to present the actions that have been carried out regarding the oil spill April 7.
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📢 The Permanent Committee for the Defense of Human Rights held a press conference in which they spoke about the events that occurred yesterday, May 14, when the police repressed protesters, journalists and communicators who were in the peaceful sit-in with the objective of rejecting the bad management of corpses in Guayaquil and the budget cut to education. As a result of the repression, four activists, including a collaborator of the Committee, were detained, today at a violation hearing in the Florida Judicial Unit, the state of innocence of the four detainees was ratified.
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