Public offices to close at 2:00 p.m. November 2

President Juan Carlos Varela has signed a decree calling for the country's public offices to close at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 2, the Day of the Dead. According to Executive Decree 296 signed October 24, 2016, the measure shall apply to both national and municipal government offices.

Exceptions include hospitals, clinics health centers, mail and security sectors such as firefighters, National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc), National Police, Immigration and Transit Authority.