translated from Spanish: O’Higgins Park reopens after 162 days closed by pandemic

The Mayor of Santiago, Felipe Alessandri, together with the Minister of Housing and Urban planning, Felipe Ward, and councillors Leonel Herrara; Juan Mena; José Francisco Salamanca and Adriana Morán; During this morning, the public was announced to reopen O’Higgins Park after being kept closed for 162 days due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It was the mayor of Santiago, Felipe Alessandri, who commented that this step is accompanied by the Progressive Opening Plan of Parks of the commune. “After 143 days of quarantine Santiago entered the Transition phase and therefore, we have to give safe spaces to our neighbors to carry out outdoor activities. That’s why from today and Monday through Friday, between 9:00 and 16:00 hours, O’Higgins Park reopens its doors to the community after months without visitors and with a series of sanitary and use measures to prevent contagion by Covid-19,” the community chief said. In addition, he indicated that visitors must comply with the use of a mask, control the temperature at the entrance and maintain a social distance of 1.5 meters. In addition, a visitor’s record must be followed and preferential access for over 75s must be allowed.” During the Transition stage of the Step-by-Step Plan, O’Higgins Park will have about 20% of the total area enabled with a maximum of 700 people inside simultaneously and with a single entrance by Rondizzoni street, while the rest of the sectors will remain closed,” Added Alessandri. On the other hand, Cerro Santa Lucia and Quinta Normal are also expected to come into operation next Monday.


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