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Vieques mayor to tourists: We love you, but don’t visit yet

By John McPhaul


Vieques Mayor Víctor Emeric said Tuesday that the island municipality, where not a single case of COVID-19 has been reported, is not yet ready to receive tourists due to a lack of capacity for social distancing on the ferries.

“We love them very much, but please, I do not think it is time to come to the municipal islands, at least to Vieques,” Emeric said in a radio interview.

The Vieques mayor questioned the statements of Transportation and Public Works (DTOP by its Spanish acronym) Secretary Carlos Contreras Aponte that the central government will allow the entry of passengers in general on ferries.

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