El Salvador is extending its nation-wide quarantine another 15 days amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to a tweet from the Press Secretary of the Presidency late Monday.
Earlier, President Nayib Bukele announced a 30-day quarantine period starting Saturday, March 21 until April 20. With the 15-day extension, the period now extends to May 5.
In a separate tweet, El Salvador’s Presidential House said the country’s National Civil Police is complying with Bukele’s orders to be more strict with those who do not follow quarantine orders.
The Presidential House said those who do not comply will be sent to contingency centers, where they will have to spend 30 days in quarantine.