Filter for Honduras Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-15 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
President of Honduras reassures that there will be no tolerance for public or private corruption in handling COVID-19 emergency
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2020-07-12 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
phase one of economic reopening will continue in areas least affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
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2020-07-12 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
authorities announced that the ongoing nationwide curfew will remain in place until Sunday, July 19. The curfew remains in place between the hours of 17:00 and 09:00 (local time).
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2020-07-12 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All essential businesses can open from 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday
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2020-07-12 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
people allowed to leave their residence for shopping on alternate days depending on the last digit of their national identity card or passport number.
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2020-07-12 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
vehicle circulation restrictions have been implemented. Only permitted to circulate for essential activities based on the last digit of their license plate number. Vehicles will be permitted to operate on alternating days based on whether the last digit of their license plate is odd or even.
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2020-07-10 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Honduras Government Enables More Triages and Increases Medical Brigades to Massively Detect People Affected by COVID-20
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2020-07-10 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Honduras Government Enables More Triages and Increases Medical Brigades to Massively Detect People Affected by COVID-19
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2020-06-29 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
nationwide curfew has been extended until July 12
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2020-06-29 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The curfew remains in place between the hours of 17:00 and 09:00 (local time)
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2020-06-29 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
renewed vehicle circulation restrictions. Vehicles will be permitted to operate on alternating days based on weather the last digit of their license plate is odd or even.
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2020-06-29 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
non-essential businesses must remain closed.
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2020-06-29 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Phase 1 reopening in San Pedro Sula and the Central District has been suspended after previously being authorized to reopen
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2020-06-20 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
National Risk Management System (SINAGER) and the National Police ordered the closure of six markets in Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela, in view of the imminent outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
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2020-06-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Honduras returns to bond market after 3 years, raises $600 mln for state-owned power company ENEE to pay off debt
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2020-06-15 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
the ongoing nationwide curfew will be extended through Sunday, June 28, to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Under the measures, individuals may only leave their homes from 09:00 to 17:00 (local time) Monday through Friday (based on ID system) to access essential goods and services. No one is permitted to leave their homes on Saturdays and Sundays.
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2020-06-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
MSF starts caring for critical COVID-19 patients in Tegucigalpa
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2020-06-07 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
ongoing nationwide curfew will be extended through Sunday, June 14, to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
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2020-06-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
IMF has increased overall financing access for Honduras to about $531 million, immediately releasing $233 million, more than five times the amount initially approved.
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2020-05-25 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Nationwide curfew extended until May 31
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2020-05-21 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
use of face masks in public was made compulsory in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The new regulations also require all individuals to follow and implement social distancing and hygiene measures in both public and private meetings exceeding five people. Penalties, including fines, community service, and/or jail time will be levied for failure to comply with the measures.
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2020-05-21 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
use of face masks in public was made compulsory in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The new regulations also require all individuals to follow and implement social distancing and hygiene measures in both public and private meetings exceeding five people. Penalties, including fines, community service, and/or jail time will be levied for failure to comply with the measures.
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The National Police announced banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, hardware stores, fruit and vegetable stands, and gas stations will be open Monday through Friday until 5:00 p.m.
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
National Curfew Extended Until May 24 at 11:00 p.m
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Honduran Maquiladora Association (AHM), through its Occupational Safety and Health Unit (SSO), trains staff to handle the biosafety protocol in the maquilas.
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Two new opening pilots in the Central District: One with beauty salons and barber shops and the other to do with churches, "Madero explained.
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Saturday and Sunday the circulation of vehicles is prohibited as well as the departure of people nationwide.
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2020-05-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic Development sets prices for antibacterial gel and ethyl alcohol
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2020-05-12 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
At the request of the Ministry of Health, the National Risk Management System (SINAGER) decided to extend until May 17 the red alert for the 18 departments of Honduras as a preventive measure to avoid the spread of COVID-19
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2020-05-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
IMF Staff and Honduras Reach a Staff-Level Agreement on the Second Review of the Economic Program under the SBA/SCF, Proposes Increase of Fund Support to US$530 Million
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
IOM, USAID Deliver 15,000 COVID-19 Tests to Honduras
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2020-05-04 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
A nationwide curfew has been extended until at least 17 May for all municipalities except the entire department of Cortes (including San Pedro Sula), as well as the El Progreso municipality (Yoro department), Las Vegas (Santa Barbara department)
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2020-05-04 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
The Honduran government has locked down the entire department of Cortes (including San Pedro Sula), as well as the El Progreso municipality (Yoro department), Las Vegas (Santa Barbara department) until 6 May. Individuals in these locations are not permitted to leave their homes for any reason, including to shop for food, medicine or fuel. Some professionals are exempt from the lockdown.
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2020-05-04 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Access to the cities of Tegucigalpa, MDC, San Pedro Sula, Choluteca and La Ceiba will continue to be closed to prevent people from entering or leaving the city indefinitely
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2020-05-04 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Under the new order, circulation for shopping and essential activities is further restricted based on national identity number. The National Police announced banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, fruit and vegetable stands, and gas stations will be open Monday through Friday until 5:00 p.m. Shopping will be allowed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. according to the last digit of an individual’s identity card, passport, or residence card.
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2020-04-27 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Government of Honduras has extended the curfew until Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 p.m.
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Cuban doctors and nurses arrive to assist Honduran colleagues
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2020-04-19 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Government of Honduras announced the extension of a total curfew through Sunday, April 26, 2020 for the entire country
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2020-04-16 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hardware stores authorised to open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will serve customers according to the ending number of their national ID, passport, or resident ID.
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2020-04-16 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, and gas stations will open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (extended hours)
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2020-04-10 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Tomorrow only, Friday, April 10, only people whose identification number ends in 7 or 8 will be able to shop and do other essential errands. Saturday April 11 only, people whose identification number ends in 9 and 0 will be permitted to shop and do other essential errands. Thereafter, on Saturdays and Sundays nobody will be allowed to circulate, with the exception of those exempt from the circulation restrictions – including U.S. citizens carrying their "salvoconducto" letters.
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Honduras to receive US$119 million in support to respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and other emergencies
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2020-04-10 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Easter week: The National Police announced banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, and gas stations will be open next week Monday through Friday until 5:00 p.m.
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The Government of Honduras has extended the curfew until 3:00 p.m. April 19, 2020.
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
As of Tuesday April 7, it is MANDATORY to wear protective mask outside of home and inside all establishments.
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
During April 6-12, pharmacies will be allowed to make home deliveries between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m in the municipalities in the Dept of Cortes and the municipality of El Progreso, Yoro
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2020-04-06 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
From April 6 – 12, all municipalities in the Dept of Cortes and the municipality of El Progreso, Yoro are under an absolute curfew. The only exemptions that will apply are for personnel involved in managing the emergency, high government officers, health care workers, first responders, national security and defense personnel, personnel with customs, migration, ports and airports and essential public services, including personnel that works with private power plants; hospitals, medical service centers and laboratories; the maquilas making protective masks and biomedical equipment/supplies needed for the emergency; the agricultural/food sector to guarantee production and distribution of food; gas stations to serve only the sectors authorized in this exemption; public transportation for health purposes and those contracted by businesses to mobilize their personnel; the telecommunications sector, including internet providers and the media – radio, television, newspapers and cable providers; the cargo industry – air, sea and land – for imports, exports, supplies and ports; and, private security service providers.
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
From April 6 through Tuesday, April 21, all municipalities in the Department of Cortés and the municipality of El Progreso, Yoro are under an absolute curfew.
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
From Saturday April 11 at 12:00 am through Tuesday April 21, all municipalities in the Department of Colón are under an absolute curfew.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
Honduran authorities seek land for possible coronavirus mass graves
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Honduras authorizes additional $2.5 billion in debt to help fight pandemic. Vote in the Honduran Congress allows debt to hit 55% of GDP
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
IMF disburses US$143 million to Honduras to fight Covid-19 Pandemic
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
International flights scheduled during this period will be allowed at the airports in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, that will operate subject to restrictions.
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Customers should wear protective masks when visiting the establishments.
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Customers should wear protective masks when visiting the establishments.
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2020-03-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
All institutions regulated under the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBS) have agreed to implement a temporary economic alleviation mechanism. Individuals and businesses whose cashflow has been impacted by the COVID-19 measures can request a grace period to make payments on debts and renegotiate or refinance loans without affecting credit history or having to pay late fees or other penalties. Customers need to approach their financial institutions for information on these benefits.
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
All businesses authorized to open must take biosecurity measures: use of protective masks for employees, monitoring of body temperature, use of antibacterial gel or alcohol and customers must keep a 2 meter distance when standing in line.
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and gas stations will open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Members of the media are allowed to circulate without restriction as long as they can justify to the authorities that they are on assignment, show their media’s ID or their press ID. They should also comply with biosecurity measures – wear protective masks, use anti-bacterial gel and other protective measures.
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The Government of Honduras announced the extension of a total curfew through Sunday April 12, 2020 for the entire country. Security forces have been deployed to enforce this curfew.
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
To obtain food, medical and fuel supplies and to access banking services, a system has been set for orderly circulation. The population will be segmented and allowed to circulate according to the ending number of their national ID, passport or resident ID. On Monday – those whose ID, passport, or resident ID end in 1, 2, and 3 are allowed to circulate. Wednesday – those whose ID, passport, or resident ID end in 4, 5, and 6. Friday – those whose ID, passport, or resident ID end in 7, 8, 9, and 0. No circulation is allowed Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, other than the exemptions established in Executive Order PCM-021-2020 and showing letter of safe passage if required by authorities.
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
From 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., the authorized establishments (supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and gas stations) will serve only customers over 60, pregnant women and the disabled (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and according to the end number of the ID).
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Only 2 persons per vehicle are allowed and only one of those persons is allowed in the establishments. Non-compliance with this measure is subject to the confiscation of the vehicle for the duration of this emergency, as well as the detention of the persons on board for up to 24 hours, as established by law.
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Heavy machinery, persons with letter of safe passage, producers of the food chain, and SINAGER staff are allowed to circulate during the emergency, justifying their work, subject to biosecurity measures established by their institutions.
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, who within the last 14 days have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or traveled to a country with confirmed cases, may be isolated in a medical center for monitoring by the Ministry of Health for up to 14 days.
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Access to the cities of Tegucigalpa, MDC, San Pedro Sula, Choluteca and La Ceiba will continue to be closed to prevent people from entering or leaving the city indefinitely.
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Honduran government and the private sector joined efforts and resources to work as a team to confront COVID-19.
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
According to the PCM 021-2020 executive agreement, this curfew measure will be in force throughout the national territory until next Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 p.m.
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Anyone who doesn’t comply with the covid-19 mitigation directives is subject to a jail sentence ranging from 6 months to 2 years.
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
public transportation halted
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All schools are closed until March 26
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
all public events banned, regardless of the number of attendees for seven days from Mar 16
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
all non-essential businesses were also ordered closed, except for supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, hotels, banks, hospitals, and restaurants with drive-through or delivery services.
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All borders are closed except for cargo, Honduran residents and citizens, and diplomatic staff.
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
On March 16, 2020, the Government of Honduras announced a total curfew in Tegucigalpa, Choluteca and La Ceiba, which was later extended to the entire country until Sunday, March 29, and could potentially be extended after this time. This curfew severely limits the movement of the general population. According to the announcement, individuals encountered outside without a legitimate reason, such as a medical emergency, risk arrest by police.
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2020-03-11 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are being carried out at ports of entry (POEs) – airports, sea and land – including the Roatan port, a popular cruise ship destination in Honduras for American and Canadian nationals.
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2020-03-11 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Everyone travelling from Italy, China, Iran, Spain, France, Germany, Japan and South Korea
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2020-03-11 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
From above places self isolation for 14 days
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