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Paraguay Vaccination Public Holiday Postponed Though Approved In Principle

Source: Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (Asunción)
Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2021

The head of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of Paraguay, Hernán Huttemann, has indicated that, following its consideration by the Senate, it seemed doubtful that the planned Paraguay vaccination public holiday could be observed on July 19 ("I see it difficult for the bill to be approved now, because it was turned over to committees in the Senate. We would have to define by decree, but I see it difficult for it to be for Monday, July 19").

Last Tuesday (2021-07-13), The Constitutional Affairs Commission of the Lower House of Paraguay had recommended to the Lower House plenary session, the presidential proposal to declare Monday, July 19, 2021, as a one-off vaccination national public holiday (2021-07-09).

The plenary of the Lower House of Paraguay did pass the bill, yesterday, with some amendments, most notably the removal of July 19 a the set date for the vaccination public holiday, leaving it to the discretion of the executive branch, and the addition of a second vaccination public holiday, whose date was also left to be determined by the Presidency of Paraguay.

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).

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