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Paraguay Mulls July 19 Vaccination Public Holiday

Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción)
Posted: Friday, July 9, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: July 15, 2021

The Cabinet Minister of the Paraguayan Executive Branch, Hernán Huttemann, has confirmed that on Monday the 12th, he would send a bill to the National Congress, declaring a vaccination national public holiday on Monday, July 19, "to allocate that day to the immunization of as many people as possible".

The declaration of a public holiday in Paraguay, on July 19, 2021, had originally been proposed by Paraguay's Public Health Minister, Julio Borba, "to declare a holiday on Monday, July 19, so that people over 35 years of age can be vaccinated".

Recall that, so far (2021-01-07), the list of annual public holidays in Paraguay has not yet been extended, as was done in past years (2019-10-28, 2018-12-22, 2017-11-21, 2016-11-22, 2015-12-10, 2014-12-18, 2014-12-07, 2014-01-10 and 2013-01-03).

At the beginning of this year, in his role as Paraguay's legal advisor to the Presidency, Hernán Hutteman, had announced that the list of 2021 public holidays in Paraguay afforded only one possibility of moving a 2021 public holiday from mid-week to adjoin a nearby weekend, namely the Battle of Boquerón on September 29, but that this decision would come later, based on the Covid-19 situation.

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