New Mexico’s governor says Puerto Rico’s travel ban ‘absolutely’ inhumane
Doug Mayer says the new federal travel restrictions in Puerto Rico will be “absolutely” inhumane.
Mayer made the comments on Twitter on Monday afternoon.
Meal and lunch are now available in some areas.
#PuertoRico travel restrictions have been lifted.
#OmarMayer pic.twitter.com/yJj9r8wZ6e — Governor Doug Mayer (@DougMayerPR) February 2, 2021Mayer also tweeted about his plans to meet with the governor of Puerto Rico and the president of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“I have been very encouraged by the outpouring of support for Governor María Macri and President Delgado,” he wrote.
“I’ve been speaking to both and plan to meet them on Wednesday.
I’m very pleased to see that both are looking forward to getting to know Puerto Rico, their leaders and the citizens of their home islands.
And I am very encouraged to see the continued support for the recovery effort in Puerto Ricos capital city of San Juan.”
Mayer’s remarks came as more than 1,200 people in Puerto Rican communities are still without power as Hurricane Maria has moved north.
The U.N. says more than 2.5 million people have been affected by the hurricane, which has devastated the island’s economy and devastated homes and businesses.
The island has been under curfew and imposed a state of emergency since Monday, with restrictions imposed on the travel of all residents.