Dr Espinosa has visited J.J. twice this morning before 10:00 am. Based on the latest lab report, everything is back to normal including his hemoglobin. This was not the pathological report which could take 10 days after surgery. Still something we are looking forward to celebrate.
How bad is the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ecuador. According to the latest US Embassy/Consulate office in Ecuador, Quito is Level 4. In other words, US citizens are advices not to go. When J.J. and I arrived 17 days ago, it was Level 3.
One thing we noticed is that health and safety guidelines are strictly enforced. For example, when we entering a mall, one walks through a plastic chamber. A guard takes your temperature and if permitted to go in, you must use hand sanitizer. On occasions, a guard would ask you for a permission to spray your leg, backpack, or package. Take a few more steps then as you walk into a supermarket, the process repeats itself. Ecuadorians follow rules. They follow directional arrows & where to stand in an elevator. One must use elbow to press elevator buttons and you must ALWAYS wear your masks except when you are eating.
We use Uber to commute to Clinica Pasteur and run other errands. With weekday curfews from 8 pm to 5 am and a total shut down from Friday 8 pm to Monday 5 am, we are happy to get our food and groceries from Uber Eats.
Aloha -- Cathi