| The vicinity of Curanilahue have been inspection points in the Province of Arauco
| Mayor of Independencia, Gonzalo Durán: “Remember that we are in a total quarantine stage and, therefore, invite us to celebrate an 18th as a family, responsibly, calmly.”
| Mayor of Las Condes, Joaquín Lavín, said that what “is going to happen” these National Holidays “causes us concern” because “there is good weather, people want to go out and they are going to go out”: “These three days are the most decisive of the last time, “he added.
| Pastoral Vicar of the Archbishopric of Santiago, Carlos Godoy, indicated that the Ecumenical Te Deum will have an emphasis on the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic
| Ecumenical Te Deum in Cerro San Cristóbal received 48 guests: 17 Government authorities and 15 people including bishops, pastors and the choir
| Colonel Juan Muñoz of the Carabineros Traffic and Highways Zone: “Comparatively, if we take it to 2019, the exit figures are ostensibly lower” #CooperativaEnCasa
| Carabineros Balance: Mobility increased by 10% compared to the implementation of the last sanitary cordon (June 29) and this of National Holidays #CooperativaEnCasa
| #CooperativaEnCasa Balance de Carabineros: Nationwide, 3,808 vehicles were returned from the sanitary cordons and 37 people were arrested at these points. Meanwhile, four deaths were registered
| Carabineros balance: 31 thousand vehicles left the Metropolitan Region on the last day and 800 were returned for not presenting the corresponding permits #CooperativaEnCasa
| After 2,444 identity checks and 2,267 vehicle checks carried out when leaving Santiago, a total of 141 vehicles have been returned on this day #CooperativaEnCasa
| Once the sanitary cordons were imposed on the outskirts of the capital, traffic increased in the Angostura sector of Ruta 5 Sur.
| After the authorities overflight, Mayor Felipe Guevara estimated that “this week approximately 210,000 vehicles should leave the Metropolitan Region, and that expectation is being met.”
| Carabineros indicated that “there is still a lot of vehicles that try to cross regional limits” in the health cordons #CooperativaEnCasa
| “The figure cannot be compared, because previous years we had not experienced this health emergency condition, therefore, we do not have any national holiday weekend that could be susceptible to comparison,” said Carabineros Captain Joaquín Nazar
| At 6:00 p.m., the sanitary cords were implemented in the Metropolitan, Valparaíso, Gran Concepción, Temuco and Padre Las Casas regions
| Carabineros Balance: Until 3:00 p.m., more than 20 thousand vehicles have left the Metropolitan Region #CooperativaEnCasa
| Bus terminals: Minister of Transport, Gloria Hutt, indicated that “we have complemented the intervention actions with other measures that are also part of the plan to return to mobility safely, that is the sanitation of buses”
| According to government figures, 14 thousand vehicles have had to return -so far- to the capital, passing through the sanitary customs
| This is what the road to the coast looks like on Route 68 before the sanitary cordons are implemented. Also at this time, there is expedited transit on Route 5 South and Route 78 before the holiday.
| President Piñera: “Long live the difference, because it enriches our lives, but let’s not forget that what unites us is more than what separates us” #CooperativaEnCasa
| President Piñera asks to celebrate with responsibility: “We do not want to lose in a few days what we have achieved with so much commitment” #CooperativaEnCasa
| President Piñera: “Our mission is to be able to bequeath to our children a better country than the one we received from our parents” #CooperativaEnCasa
| President Piñera from La Moneda: “In the month of the fatherland, let us renew our faith in Chile, strengthen the trust among ourselves” #CooperativaEnCasa
| President Piñera in his message from La Moneda: “I invite you to celebrate these National Holidays with joy, commitment and as a family. I ask you to do so taking care of our health” #CooperativaEnCasa
| President Piñera in his National Holidays message: “The vast majority of Chileans make a valuable contribution every day with different mechanisms. Sometimes silently and anonymously” #CooperativaEnCasa
| President Piñera in his National Holidays message: “We all have the opportunity to demonstrate the same commitment, the same love for Chile, that they (the heroes of Independence) inspired us” #CooperativaEnCasa
| The Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, called to celebrate the National Holidays in “Covid mode”
| Likewise, he estimated at “more than 2,000 vehicles” those that were returned, only yesterday Wednesday, when trying to enter the Valparaíso Region
| “The super clear message: we do not want them to come, we do not want them to move to their secure homes, they are going to have a bad time, they are going to be detained, we are going to do medical summaries. They are going to have a very bad time,” he said.
| The Valparaíso Health Ministry, Francisco Álvarez, explained that until today “more than 700 sanitary summaries have been carried out only for the concept of a second home” in controls that “are being carried out in more than 35 points in our region, and we are also inspecting spas and shopping centers “
| The undersecretary pointed out that “in the face of any flagrant situation that the janitors can verify, they do not have to take any type of action, except to make a complaint”
| “One thing is that you take note of the people who enter, and another is that you want to give them a supervisory role, which does not correspond to them, they are not empowered to do so and can even put their physical integrity at risk,” said Martorell
| The Undersecretary for Crime Prevention, Katherine Martorell, reiterated that custodians do not have supervisory powers in case of breaches of the capacity of the plan “Fondéate en tu Casa” in buildings
| “Today they have joined to be inspectors as inspectors of the health authority under commission of service: they will be helping us to control these National Holidays in their communes, because they are the ones who know their territory best, they know what the points of their agglomeration will be , where should we be to monitor and prevent the creation of diners, clandestine parties “, explained the seremi Paula Labra
Do you know what the RM Health SEREMI controls during these #FiestasPatrias? Find out about the special provisions we will inspect and help us prevent #Covid_19. These will be some of the special measures that we will oversee in these celebrations% uD83D% uDC47% uD83C% uDFFD pic.twitter.com/XtgONfBx3n
– Seremi de Salud RM (@SeremiSaludRM) September 17, 2020
| This morning the Seremi de Salud presented the municipal inspectors who will participate together with the health authority in the audits: they were given credentials containing their name, RUT, photo and a government stamp to avoid falsifications
| In the last two days, about 14 thousand motorists who tried to travel to Valparaíso through routes 68 and 78 have been returned to the Metropolitan Region #CooperativaEnCasa
| Inspections on Route 68 will include drone patrols, arranged by the Municipality of Viña del Mar, which will support the work of the police authorities in the control of vehicles that travel on the road that connects Santiago and Valparaíso
| In Araucanía, transfers to second homes are also a concern, so at this time there are intense inspections of health, police and military personnel in the lake area of the region, mainly in the communes of Pucón and in the Lican Ray sector of Villarrica
| Within hours of the implementation of the cordon, at this time there is a wide deployment in the Armed Forces and the health authority on the roads of the Biobío Region, to avoid transfers to second homes.
| Transfers to second homes are prohibited and to avoid interregional trips, sanitary cordons will be implemented in Valparaíso, the Metropolitan Region, in Greater Concepción, in Temuco and in Padre las Casas, from this Thursday 17 at 6:00 p.m. and until Sunday 20 at 23:00
| The Government also determined to advance the beginning of the curfew that governs at the national level and between September 18 and 20 it will be extended between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
| Also due to the pandemic, The Army suspended the performance of the traditional Military Parade, an event that will be replaced by “a ceremony at the Military School on September 19, led by the highest authorities in the country and with a minimal representation of military units.”
| Faced with criticism and doubts and after several clarifications, the Government defined that the plan apply only in communes that are between phases 2 and 5 of the “Step by step” plan, excluding those that are in quarantine: currently there are 48 in confinement , and from 05:00 hours this Friday, another six will be added
| Since March, a state of catastrophe has been in force at the national level and the Ministry of Health has been imposing various restrictive measures. However, for this holiday he will implement the plan “Fondéate en tu Casa” that will allow family gatherings in private and open spaces, but with capacity restrictions
| The pandemic has left 439,287 total cases and 12,058 deaths from Covid-19 in Chile since March
| Chile lives its National Holidays this long weekend, but this time in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, so the traditional inns, ramadas or mass events will not be held. Likewise, they will be the first after the social outbreak of October 2019