El Salvador: San Salvador reopens for business with COVID-19 security measures in place

Life was seen slowly returning to normal in San Salvador and its suburbs on Tuesday, after an 85-day quarantine put in place to help fight the spread of coronavirus. Footage filmed across several locations in San Salvador shows residents on the streets while wearing face masks, as well as textile factory workers undergoing temperature checks and disinfecting hands before entering the premises. «It was necessary to go back to work, because honestly, the economic situation is going a bit wrong,» said Idelsa, a beauty salon owner. She added, «We don't have aid, benefits, nothing, what we need is to take measures ourselves, taking care of ourselves.» Another citizen, Ovidio, continued: «There's no other option. We need to move on, as they say. Either we die from the virus or we die from starvation.» As of Tuesday, El Salvador has registered 3,941 COVID-19 cases and 76 deaths related to the virus.

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