State of emergency in Ecuador – Imbabura, Pichincha and Cotpaxi

The first article decrees a state of emergency in the three provinces written above.

“This situation requires exceptional intervention by State institutions to safeguard security and guarantee the rights of citizens; public order and social peace,” it says.

30 days

The second point explains that the state of emergency will last for 30 days, in which “the reinforced presence of the State in the indicated territory will be maintained for a sufficient time to be able to strengthen public order and limit the scenarios of violence against people and public and private property.”

The restricted rights are only those described in the executive decree according to the geographical and temporal provisions established therein.

Government clarifies that decree on state of emergency does not include restriction of the right to freedom of information

The National Government clarified Executive Decree No. 455 on the state of emergency in Imbabura, Pichincha and Cotopaxi and does not include a restriction on the right to freedom of information.

This is because in the first instance a document was published which generated discomfort and concern, then another was disseminated with modifications.

In the link https://www.comunicacion.gob.ec/decreto-ejecutivo-n-455/, published on Twitter after 01:50 this Saturday, you can access the document that contains 14 pages and 17 articles.

The guidelines that will be applied for one month in these three provinces as well as the rights and restrictions are specified.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT | By Executive Decree No. 455, President @LassoGuillermo declares a state of emergency in the provinces of Cotopaxi, Pichincha and Imbabura.

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